Israel Warns Iran May Attack Israeli Targets Abroad

Protesters burn U.S. and Israel flags during a demonstration against the the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, in Tehran, Iran November 28, 2020. (Majid Asgaripour/WANA via Reuters)

Israel warned on Thursday that Israeli targets abroad could come under attack by Iran, which has been issuing new threats against Israel since the killing of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist.

In its warning, Israel’s counter-terrorism bureau said Iran could try to carry out attacks in nearby countries, including Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

“In light of threats recently coming from Iranian agents and in light of Iranian agents’ past involvement in terror attacks in various countries, there is concern that Iran will try to act in such a way against Israeli targets,” it said.

Iran’s clerical and military rulers have blamed Israel for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, its top nuclear scientist last week. A top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader has said that Iran will give a “calculated and decisive” response.

Israel has said that the scientist in question was the father of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, who held the rank of brigadier general in the Iranian military. However, Israel has declined to comment on who was responsible for the assassination.

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