As tensions between Washington and Tehran rise exponentially over the case of a purported assassination plot against Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S., some American politicians are calling for military action.

Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Peter King told CNN that the “flagrant and notorious” plot meant that, “We should not be... automatically saying we're not going to have military action.”

Saudi Arabia has also weighed in on the issue. Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal,