Saudi Arabia vowed Thursday to pursue a “measured response” to the alleged Iran-backed plot to assassinate its ambassador in the United States.

Without detailing how far Riyadh might go to retaliate, Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal told reporters in Austria that his country “will not bow” to such a plot.

“We hold them accountable for any action they take against us,” he said, pledging a “measured response.” When asked what options the Saudis were considering, he said, “We have to wait and see.”

The comments come as U.S. officials say they will employ sanctions and diplomatic pressure on Iran to further isolate the regime. President Obama said Thursday that the U.S. takes no options off the table, but he expressed confidence that the international community would ensure Iran “pays the price” for its behavior.

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