Iran is at war with the West. Pretending it isn't is not a strategy for victory.
Iran is targeting ambassadors all over the world. These are acts of war. And this is a pattern. An Iranian bomb plot was foiled against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. Back in October, the US uncovered and foiled a plan to bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, DC and the plot was backed by Iran’s Qods force, which has been killing Americans in Iraq.
This is reason enough to take out Iran's nukes.
A similar assassination (Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria) sparked the first world war (and, invariably, the second.)
The details, scant at first, became clearer as intelligence agencies from both countries stepped up their probe. The plot had two strands, U.S. officials learned, one involving snipers with silencer-equipped rifles and the other a car bomb, apparently intended to kill embassy employees or members of their families.
Both strands could be traced back to the same place, the officials were told: Azerbaijan’s southern neighbor, Iran.
The threat, many details of which were never made public, appeared to recede after Azerbaijani authorities rounded up nearly two dozen people in waves of arrests early this year. Precisely who ordered the hits, and why, was never conclusively determined. But U.S. and Middle Eastern officials now see the attempts as part of a broader campaign by Iran-linked operatives to kill foreign diplomats in at least seven countries over a span of 13 months. The targets have included two Saudi officials, a half-dozen Israelis and — in the Azerbaijan case — several Americans, the officials say....