Nation & World

April 17, 2011

State Department cables reveal U.S. thirst for all things Iranian

Top Iranian security officials allegedly discussed staging a student takeover of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran in 2009, much as students had seized the U.S. Embassy there three decades earlier, according to a State Department cable. The second-hand anecdote is one of hundreds about Iran contained in classified U.S. cables obtained by WikiLeaks and recently passed to McClatchy.

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