GCC SG: Confession of conspiracy to kill Saudi Ambassador a serious development

October 19, 2012

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani has characterized the guilty plea of Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-born  American citizen, in the plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A. Al-Jubeir as a serious development. Speaking in Riyadh, Dr. Al-Zayani said that the admission of guilt has helped unveil a foiled criminal conspiracy and shed light on the identities of those involved. Condemning the attempted terrorist act, he cited the laws and humanitarian values that prohibit the targeting of diplomats.