WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Friday welcomed the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly deploring the alleged Iranian assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador to Washington.
"The widespread support for this resolution, which was co- sponsored by UN members from all regions of the world, sends a strong message to the Iranian government that the international community will not tolerate the targeting of diplomats," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.
"We will continue to work closely with our allies and partners around the world to ensure that Iran understands that such outrageous acts only deepen Iran's isolation," he added.
The resolution, which is not legally binding, deplores the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, and calls upon Iran "to comply with all of its obligations under international law."
In Oct., the U.S. government accused Manssor Arbabsayara, a U.S. citizen holding American and Iranian passports, as well as Gholam Shakuri, a member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ( IRGC), of sponsoring and promoting terrorism abroad, including a plot to kill the Saudi envoy.
The U.S. authorities said that three other men, all senior officers like Shakuri from the IRGC, were involved in the plot.
Iran has strongly denied its involvement in the alleged plot.