TEHRAN: Iran said Monday that it has asked the United States to provide information about the two people arrested in a plot that Washington linked to Tehran and said was aimed at assassinating the Saudi ambassador to the US.
The Foreign Minister, Mr Ali-Akbar Salehi said Iran would investigate the case as well while at the same time accusing the US of using propoganda methods similar to those employed by Nazi Germany.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to his supporters before starting his speech in the province of Kermanshah, west of Tehran October 15, 2011.
"These charges are like propaganda methods used during the Hitler era when they said make the lie big and loud and repeat it over and over again so that even you yourself would eventually believe it," Mr Salehi was quoted by the website of the state television network IRIB as saying.
Iran has denied being involved in the alleged assassination plot.
Iran's chief diplomat also warned Saudi Arabia to not follow up on its plan to bring the case to the UN Security Council, warning that the US charges were "aimed at creating political differences in the region."
Meanwhile, the Iranian Foreign Ministry for the second time in a week summoned the Swiss charge d'affaires, whose country represents US interests in Tehran since the two countries severed ties more than three decades ago.
The ministry reiterated that Mansour Arbabsiar, who the US said was an Iranian agent who was to kill Ambassador Adel A Al-Jubeir in Washington, was in no way linked to Iran's security services.
The ministry also demanded the US extradite the accused agent to Iran's interest section at the Pakistani embassy in Washington.