Iran’s former president Mohammad Khatami on Thursday warned the government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of a possible US military attack, following charges that Iran was behind a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington.

“Our political officials should be careful not to give the US any pretext to target our security and territorial integrity,” Khatami told the opposition website Rahesabz.

After his eight-year presidential tenure that ended in 2005, Khatami has become a senior member of the Iranian opposition and on several occasions has blamed Ahmadinejad for creating unnecessary international crises by making thoughtless and provocative remarks.

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