Acts of War by Any Other Name

Today, Adel al-Jubeir is Saudi Arabia’s minister of foreign affairs. If Iran had its way, he would be dead. Moreover, Jubeir’s assassination, having occurred on American soil and which would likely have been accompanied by American collateral causalities, could have sparked a war.

Mannsor Arbabsiar, a 58-year-old car salesman from Texas, was the unlikely instrument of Iranian terrorism.