Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today commented on the guilty plea by Najibullah Zazi, who admitted participating in a plot to bomb the New York City subway system.
Mr. Zazi specifically pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material support for a terrorist organization. He faces a sentence of life imprisonment without parole.
Following is Senator Feinstein’s statement:
“Today’s guilty plea by Najibullah Zazi clearly demonstrates that America’s criminal justice system is a powerful and effective tool for bringing terrorists to justice. I want to congratulate the intelligence community and law enforcement for identifying, apprehending and prosecuting Mr. Zazi, and preventing what could have been a tragic terrorist attack on our homeland.”