'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.

    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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