14 Oct '11, 3pm

S'pore watching case of Saudi assassination plot with \\"grave concern\\"

SINGAPORE: Singapore is following "very closely and with grave concern" the case on the disrupted plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the US. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said the targeted assassination of a diplomat who enjoys protection under international law threatens the very foundation of international diplomacy and has implications for all countries everywhere. MFA said the implications would be particularly serious if the plan was indeed state sponsored. It added that it's in the interests of all concerned countries to cooperate fully with investigations to clarify the circumstances of the alleged plot and to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice. MFA added that Singapore strongly condemns all acts of terrorism. The US had said earlier this week that it had thwarted an alleged plot backed by Iran to assassinate the Saudi envoy t...

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