A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S., agreeing to hire what he thought was a drug dealer in Mexico last year for $1.5 million to carry out the attack with explosives at a Washington restaurant.
Manssor Arbabsiar, 57, a U.S. citizen who holds an Iranian passport, (shown here) faces up to 25 years in prison.
Arbabsiar, who lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, for more than a decade, said he met a man in Mexico named Junior, "who turned out to be an FBI agent." He said that he and others had agreed to arrange the kidnapping of the ambassador, but Junior said it would be easier to kill the ambassador.
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