Iran’s Ambassador Eshaq al-Habib said: "The recent media reports regarding the
Saudi conspiracy to sabotage the Iranian economy and assassinate Iranian
officials by recruited terrorists confirms other relevant available intelligence
and data. This should certainly be considered part of the larger plan of Saudi
Arabia to destabilize the whole region.”
A New York Times report from November said that people close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman conducted meetings in the United States in 2017 to seek advice from a group of businessmen and look into the possibility of assassinating high-ranked Iranian officials. The report mentioned the possible murder of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force commander, Qasem Suleimani, which would allegedly help put a halt to Iran’s nuclear program.