'Iran-backed plot' accused seen as shambolic

Friends say Mansoor Arbabsiar is the most unlikely lynchpin of the alleged plot to murder Saudi envoy to US.

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    Last week Mansoor Arbabsiar became known to the world as the man accused of playing a major role in an alleged Iran-backed plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US.

    But some, in a Texas town where Arbabsiar spent more than 30 years as "Jack", view the accusastions with scepticism.

    They say he is shambolic and disorganised - two traits that would make him incapable of executing such a hit, according to his neighbours and friends.

    Alan Fisher reports from Corpus Christi, Texas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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