U.S. Had 'Direct Contact' With Iran Over Plot, State Department Ssays -- CNN
Washington (CNN) -- The United States has had "direct contact with Iran" about the alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in the United States as the Obama administration ratchets up its rhetoric against the Islamic republic.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland disclosed the contact at a news briefing Thursday. A senior administration official told CNN it occurred Wednesday and was initiated by the United States.
Nuland said she could not say who spoke to whom or where the meeting was held. She said it was not in Iran.
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