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Chambliss praises FBI for foiling bizarre terror plot

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Georgia's senior U.S. Senator is calling on President Obama to push for serious sanctions against Iran after U.S. investigators uncovered a bizarre murder for hire plot involving that country that could have killed Americans.

Senator Saxby Chambliss praised the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies for foiling the terror plot.

Iranian born U.S. citizen Mansour Ababsiar was arraigned in federal court Tuesday. Investigators say, directed by Iran's government, he tried to hire a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States by blowing up a Washington restaurant.

Sen. Chambliss said, "They didn't care whether innocent women or children or other Americans were killed in the process. They had a target, and they were going to do whatever was necessary to go after that target irrespective of the collateral damage."

Chambliss believes strong sanctions against Iran could turn the Iranian people against their rulers. He says this case presents a unique opportunity for President Obama to push the United Nations Security Council to authorize sanctions on gas, food, and finances that he says could bring Iran to its knees.

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