2 arrested in alleged plot to kill ambassador

By the Associated Press | October 11, 2011 | 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people have arrested with conspiracy to kill the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

A federal criminal complaint in New York says the two also are charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.

It says the ambassador was in the United States when the death plot was supposed to occur.

The suspects are identified as Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri.

According to a criminal complaint, Arbabsiar is a naturalized U.S. citizen who holds both a U.S. and an Iranian passport.