A U.S. solider on patrol in the restive northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, on July 27, 2011.

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Link Between Iran's Quds Force And Bomb Plot 'Doesn't Seem To Fit'
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The suspect: Manssor Arbabsiar (front, right) appearing in court Tuesday.

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This courtroom drawing shows Manssor Arbabsiar (front, right), appearing before U.S. Southern District Court Judge Michael H. Dolinger on Tuesday.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (right) and FBI Director Robert Mueller announce a plot had been foiled involving men allegedly linked to the Iranian government to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. and bomb the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel in Washington at a news conference October 11, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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