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Intel Chair: ‘Chain’ of Iran Plots Possible


(CBS/AP) – “WASHINGTON – The alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States was comically amateurish, but the U.S. government believes not only that it was approved at high levels in Tehran but also that it was not the only plot, CBS News correspondent Bill Plante reports.

‘There may be a chain of these things,’ Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday.

Feinstein said there’s information that the Iranians may have other targets.

‘I think we need to explore whether there are other plots going on into other countries,’ Feinstein said.

The Obama administration has also rushed to take advantage of the plot to turn up the pressure on Iran.

U.S. officials say the so-called soft pressure of sanctions against Iran, for its refusal to give up its nuclear ambitions, has increased tensions there. They hope that increases the chance that the Iranian middle class will force change from within.

In public remarks, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke Wednesday of a ‘dangerous escalation’ of what the U.S. claims is an Iranian pattern of franchising terror abroad.

‘We call upon other nations to join us in condemning this threat to international peace and security,’ Clinton said.” Read more.

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