Israel has warned its diplomatic missions around the world of a possible threat from Iran and has ordered it to remain on “high alert,” the Times of Israel reported.
The alert is related to the information given by the Israeli television station Channel 2 about the “escape from Cyprus of three men planning to attack Israelis, doing business on the island” and to Monday’s arrest in Nicosia of an Azerbaijani citizen using a Russian passport to “prepare the attack on an Israeli a businessman operating in Cyprus. The detainee’s attorney denies any connection of his client with terrorism.
Israeli the government blamed “Iranian terror” for the attempt to kill billionaire Teddy Saga, the founder of Playtech. The Sagi left Cyprus, he himself said, for reasons “unrelated to the event”. The Cypriot authorities do not believe that Iran was behind the attempted attack.
Israel’s National Security Council said Iran was responsible for the bomb attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi in January this year and warned in March against possible further terrorist acts by Tehran.
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