Web Extra: Axelrod on Iran

David Axelrod on the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador.
3:00 | 10/16/11

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Iran. The big crisis this week the United States accusing Iran -- elements of the government. Of trying to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States using a Mexican cartel as a middleman. Many people of scratching their heads about how this kind of incompetence could come from the Iranian government. Does the administration believes that it goes to the heart of the -- -- government that the well the head of the Iranian government. Well Christian I'm just a political guy and have. Access to any longer because in the -- in the White -- Information -- to answer that question. What is clear though that it was serious that it was sponsored. By forces. There it is shocking -- -- Mentioning it it defies all international norms I think it's a reflection of increasing desperation on the part of the Iranians as they become more more. Isolated by the kinds of sanctions that we brought in of course we're gonna turn up. The pressure now after this very very disturbing event. He said they'll be no engagement of American forces in and in Uganda do think American forces won't. Be sent in cooperation against Iran. Well I think that would and that we're going to pursue. You know I can only take what the -- that we're gonna pursue these sanctions and all. The power we can bring behind them. Two to change. Behavior in Iran and and he's also said that he's never taken anything -- pretended. Tool -- in the toolbox.

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