Regions / Iran
We know neither who pulls the nuclear strings in Iran nor whether the Revolutionary Guard is behind the assassination plot.
U.S. officials revive discredited reports that an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officer implicated in case planned the infamous 2007 Mahdi Army attack on U.S. troops in Karbala, Iraq.
One does not have to be a member of the Supreme Leader's fan club to be skeptical of the Iran assassination allegations.
Alleged would-be assassin Manssor Arbabsiar may have been more interested in cashing in on a drug deal than pulling off acts of terrorism.
In the event of war, Iran's missiles could wreak havoc with Saudi Arabia.
Shifting the Iranian threat into high gear in time for the election.
Could Iran possibly believe that its nuclear program is advanced enough to deter American military retaliation for the alleged assassination plot?
The United States alleges an Iranian plot to trade money and drugs with a Mexican cartel in exchange for assassinating Saudi and Israeli diplomats.
Were unsafe construction practices used to build Iran's first nuclear energy facility, Bushehr?
Iran's need for uranium to treat its cancer patients with radiation provides a diplomatic opening in its nuclear program.