As US moves to act over alleged plot to kill Saudi envoy, analysts say previous sanctions have ultimately failed.
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.