January 03, 2012
From the Middle East to the U.S. Homeland: The Iranian Qods Force's Growing Ambitions
On October 11, 2011 the Department of Justice revealed that U.S. authorities had foiled a plot by Iran's Qods Force to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States in a potential mass-casualty attack in Washington, DC. The Treasury Department subsequently identified several senior Qods Force officials involved in the plot, including Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Qods Force. AEI’s Critical Threats Project and the Institute for the Study of War have partnered to produce this video briefing on the plot and the networks involved.