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Manssor Arbabsiar, 56, seen here in a booking photo, has admitted his role in a $1.5 million plot to kill Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi ambassador to the U.S., at a Washington restaurant by setting off explosives, according to U.S. officials. (Associated Press/U.S. Marshals Service)

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** FILE ** Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (right) is visted by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi at the al-Salam palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Saud bin Abdel-Aziz speaks May 12, 2009, with his visitors at his palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Saud bin Abdel-Aziz speaks May 12, 2009, with his visitors at his palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Members of a Saudi female soccer team, including captain Rawh Abdullah (left), Rana Al Khateeb (center) and American Mawada Chaballout, practice at a secret location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Members of a Saudi female soccer team, including captain Rawh Abdullah (left), Rana Al Khateeb (center) and American Mawada Chaballout, practice at a secret location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)

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Crown Prince Nayef Abdul-Aziz is seen on a screen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. He was the second heir to the throne to die outside the country in less than a year. (Associated Press)

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Crown Prince Nayef Abdul-Aziz is seen on a screen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. He was the second heir to the throne to die outside the country in less than a year. (Associated Press)

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Relatives from the Saudi royal family lift the coffin of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, June 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)

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Relatives from the Saudi royal family lift the coffin of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, June 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)

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Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz (right) and his son Prince Mohammed bin Nayef attend a ceremony of the Saudi armed forces on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Arafat, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca, as the forces prepare for the influx of people for the annual Hajj. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz (right) and his son Prince Mohammed bin Nayef attend a ceremony of the Saudi armed forces on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Arafat, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca, as the forces prepare for the influx of people for the annual Hajj. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz (right) and his son Prince Mohammed bin Nayef attend a ceremony of the Saudi armed forces on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Arafat, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca, as the forces prepare for the influx of people for the annual Hajj. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004 file photo, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz speaks during the GCC Interior Ministers meeting in Kuwait. The Saudi royal family said Saturday, June 16, 2012 that Crown Prince Nayef has died. He was in his late 70s. Nayef was the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia's fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida's branch in the country and then rose to become next in line to the throne.(AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004 file photo, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz speaks during the GCC Interior Ministers meeting in Kuwait. The Saudi royal family said Saturday, June 16, 2012 that Crown Prince Nayef has died. He was in his late 70s. Nayef was the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia's fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida's branch in the country and then rose to become next in line to the throne.(AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari, File)

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**FILE** This undated photo released Oct. 31, 2010, by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior purports to show Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. (Associated Press/Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior)

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A Syrian woman and her daughter walk April 2, 2012, past a wall with a painting of the Syrian revolutionary flag and Arabic writing that reads "only al-Arour," the name of an Islamic cleric living in Saudi Arabia who opposes President Bashar Assad, in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Ahmad al-Qattan (center), Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to the League of Arab States, attends the annual Arab League summit in Baghdad on March, 29, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, held a rare televised news conference Sunday after a meeting with counterparts in the Persian Gulf region. He took a direct jab at the regime of Bashar Assad by saying there are Syrians "who do not represent the majority of people [and] who work with Iran." (Associated Press)