U.S. authorities announced earlier this week that they had uncovered a plot by Iran to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-born U.S. citizen living in Texas, was arrested at the end of September in connection with the plot, and has been charged in connection with the plot. According to the complaint against him, Arbabsiar and another man, Gholam Shakuri, who remains at large in Iran, planned to use money from Iran to pay a Mexican drug cartel to kill Abel al-Jubeir, the Saudi Arabian ambassador. Arbabsiar told a DEA informant that he planned to kill the ambassador in a shooting on U.S. soil, but that he would also bomb an entire American restaurant of people if that was necessary. It is alleged, although still unclear, that top-level Iranian officials knew about the plot and planned to fund it. Iranian officials claim the allegations are false and that the U.S. is attempting to further divide an already divided region of the world.