The Iranian “Guard” planned it and targeted one of its diplomats
Israeli officials confirmed that the “Mossad” agency had recently thwarted an assassination attempt, planned by the Iranian “Quds Force,” against three Western and Israeli figures, noting that one of these figures was an employee of the Israeli consulate in Istanbul, an American general in Germany, and a journalist in France.
The Ynet Hebrew website, affiliated with the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, and the Israel Broadcasting Corporation, Kan, quoted Israeli sources’ assurances that Mossad was behind the thwarting of the operation. The Israeli confirmation came against the background of a report published by the Iranian opposition website “Iran International”, which broadcasts in Farsi from the British capital, London, and said that Iran had tried to assassinate a diplomatic employee at the Israeli consulate in Istanbul, by one of the members of the “840” unit of the “Quds Force” of the “Quds Force”. “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
The report indicated that the Iranian agent, who sought the assassinations, works in a secret operational unit outside Iran targeting Western figures and Iranian opponents, but he is currently under arrest in Europe, and he admitted during his interrogation that he received $150,000 to prepare for the assassination, and he was supposed to get a million An additional dollar after carrying out a mission to assassinate his targets with the help of local drug dealers.
The report pointed out that this is not the first time that the Iranians have tried to target Israeli officials around the world, as Israel announced about two months ago that Turkish and Israeli intelligence had thwarted an assassination attempt on Israeli businessman Yair Geller “in response to the killing of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in 2020”, in addition to An attempt to obstruct the possible normalization between Ankara and Tel Aviv.