Whether the Iranian government actually sought to hire Mexican gangsters
to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, as U.S. Attorney
General Eric Holder asserted at a dramatic press conference last week,
remains uncertain. Conspiracy theories are swirling, but as evidence
emerges it may become possible to decipher this bizarre-sounding plot.
Whatever the truth, it unfolded against a riveting background.
Escalating tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia are part of a new
“great game,” one of the farthest-reaching geopolitical conflicts in the
world. The prize could be hegemony over the Middle East.
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