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Following U.S. accusations that Iran was involved in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, the White House is now pressing the UN to release classified intelligence on Tehran’s nuclear activity, The New York Times reports.

If United Nations inspectors agree with the Obama Administration, the move would address questions about how the U.S. and its allies – including Israel – will move forward to halt Iran’s nuclear program in the wake of the Arab Spring protests, according to the Times.

Washington’s proposed sanctions against Tehran come as the U.S. addresses skepticism from the international community about Iran’s role in the assignation plot.

Read more about U.S. efforts to further isolate Iran from The New York Times.

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