This US Today story tells it all: U.S. aims to punish Iran for Saudi envoy plot
The Obama administration plans to leverage charges that Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States into a new global campaign to isolate the Islamic republic.
U.S. officials said the administration will lobby for the imposition of new international sanctions as well as for individual nations to expand their own penalties against Iran based on allegations that Iranian agents tried to recruit a purported member of a Mexican drug cartel to kill the Saudi envoy on American soil.
"This really, in the minds of many diplomats and government officials, crosses a line that Iran needs to be held to account for," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told the Associated Press in an interview Tuesday. She said she and President Obama want to "enlist more countries in working together against what is becoming a clearer and clearer threat" from Iran.
Yeah, I'll bet Iran is quaking in their boots are reading that response.
And yes, I also find the timing suspicious of Eric Holder's announcement of this attempted terror plot, right before he was about to be subpoenaed for conflicting testimony he gave under oath in regards to his attempt to arm Mexican drug cartels, aka Operation Fast & Furious.