Sunday, December 8, 2013
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, says an alleged plot by factions of the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United States, on U.S. soil where many Americans also could have been killed, is "deeply disturbing."
In a statement after U.S. officials disclosed the alleged plot, Collins, the top Republican on the Senate's homeland security committee, said that , "If these allegations are true, they provide an ominous warning about state sponsors of terrorism who seek alliances with criminal gangs and narco-terrorists. This thwarted plot shows that these nefarious actors can become instruments of terror for rogue states like Iran or al Qaeda and other terrorist groups."
Kevin Miller is Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media. He has worked as a journalist in Maine for 6 ½ years, covering the environment, politics and the State House. Before arriving in Maine, he wrote about politics, government and education for newspapers in Virginia and Maryland.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or email@example.com
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