Sources: Ahmadinejad ordered to carry out assassinations abroad
Alarabiya TV channel reported Wednesday that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered the preparing of a team assigned to carry out assassinations, abroad of dissidents and senior Arab figures. The team was formed in cooperation with the special unit in the Qods Force of the Revolutionary Guard.
The sources said that Ahmadinejad after the recent crisis with the Supreme Leader Ali Khameni, suggested in a private meeting with the latter to return once again to carry out assassinations abroad in order to stop attempts to change the regime in light of the outbreak of the popular revolutions in the Arab world. These protests have been a growing concern to the Iranian leadership.
The sources said that the assassination unit of Quds has activated cells abroad, and recruited new volunteers. It was supposed to carry out assassinations abroad in the event of intensified pressure on Syria - the strategic ally of Iran.
The U.S. authorities yesterday presented serious accusation towards the Iranian government regarding a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington. It is said the US has the evidence and documents compelling Iran's involvement in financing and equipping a special unit of Quds Force to kill the Saudi diplomat and to carry out major bombing attacks in the U.S. capital.