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Newspaper: Iran-linked operatives attempted to assassinate U.S., Israeli diplomats
JTA ^ | May 28, 2012 | unattributed, Washington Post

Posted on 05/28/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Operatives linked to Iran tried to kill foreign diplomats, including Israelis and Americans, in at least seven countries over 13 months, the Washington Post reported.

New evidence uncovered by investigators in four countries linked the assassination attempts to either Iran-backed Hezbollah militants or operatives based inside Iran, the Post reported Monday, citing U.S. and Middle Eastern security officials.

The officials reportedly said that the assassination attempts stopped in early spring, when Iran began to take a softer tone with the West. Shortly after, Iranian officials formally accepted a proposal to resume negotiations with six world powers on proposals to limit its nuclear program.

It is unclear whether the assassination attempts were ordered by Iranian government officials or carried out with authorities' approval by intelligence operatives or a proxy group such as Hezbollah, according to the report cited by the Post.

Diplomats were also targeted in five other countries: India, Turkey, Thailand, Pakistan and the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

In March, 22 people were arrested in Azerbaijan on suspicion of planning to attack American, Israeli and Jewish targets. The previous month, suspected terrorists with links to Iran and Hezbollah were arrested in Azerbaijan and accused of planning terrorist attacks against foreigners in Baku, the capital. In January, at least two men were arrested after planning an attack on two Israeli teachers -- Chabad emissaries at the Or Avner school in Baku.

Israel Aerospace Industries, a state-run company, signed a $1.6 billion deal in February to sell sophisticated military technology to Azerbaijan.

Also in March, Azerbaijan officials denied a claim in Foreign Policy Magazine that Israel was granted access to several airbases in the Caucasus nation, located on Iran's northern border.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
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1 posted on 05/28/2012 4:49:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Wonder if Hillary was in jep?


2 posted on 05/28/2012 4:56:21 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: SunkenCiv

Get ready for it. Since the Bain crap isn’t working, Iran is going to be labelled as Satan by the media. Got to scare us with a boogeyman so we will be too afraid to not vote for 0bama.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 4:59:36 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: SunkenCiv

It does not sound like any of these hits were successful.


4 posted on 05/28/2012 4:59:47 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This is really just an update.


5 posted on 05/28/2012 5:02:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

6 posted on 05/28/2012 5:04:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: shalom aleichem

” It does not sound like any of these hits were successful. “

You noticed that, too, huh??

I was thinking that Peter Sellers would have been perfect for the role, when they make the movie...


7 posted on 05/28/2012 5:05:02 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Surrounded_too

The bullets were whizzing right by her head as she tried to debark the plane. I think it happened in the former Yugoslavia. ;’)


8 posted on 05/28/2012 5:09:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: shalom aleichem

I think there was just the one unsuccessful attempt, and an arrest or two associated with it, as the plot was detected in time (Far East).


9 posted on 05/28/2012 5:12:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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10 posted on 05/28/2012 6:43:35 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

That makes no sense. Iran bought and paid for Obama via his bundling Iranian bundle of joy Hasan Nemazi, who is currently serving time for bilking a large American bank for millions [and then feeding the funds into the Obama’s campaign coffers].


11 posted on 05/28/2012 6:52:42 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Obama is bought and paid for by the Moslims, Soros, ad nauseam.

Netanyahu is not.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 8:57:59 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: SunkenCiv

It does not sound like any of these hits were successful.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 3:11:30 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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