Nightly News   |  October 12, 2011

Iran pushes back against plot claims

Iranian officials claimed Wednesday that the United States fabricated the entire assassination plot story to distract attention from its own problems, including the protests on Wall Street and elsewhere around the country. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: There's more fallout tonight from the US government 's stunning claim yesterday that Iran was behind a terrorist plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington . Today Iran pushed back claiming America fabricated the entire plot to distract attention from its own problems, including the protests on Wall Street right now and around this country, which Iran said could bring down capitalism.