Saudi envoy murder plot suspect pleads not guilty

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Posted: Oct 25, 2011 11:02 AM
Saudi envoy murder plot suspect pleads not guilty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Iranian-American man pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court on Monday to charges of plotting to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington in a bomb attack.

Manssor Arbabsiar, 56, who was arrested on September 29, faces several charges including conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism.

(Reporting by Basil Katz, editing by Michelle Nichols and Sandra Maler)