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Turkey thwarts Iranian plot to assassinate an Israeli engineer

Turkish intelligence suppressed a spy cell made up of nine Iranian agents who were plotting to assassinate an Israeli-Turkish businessman in the aviation field.

According to The Times of Israel, the crime was supposed to be in retaliation for Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was considered the head of Iran’s nuclear program and whom Israeli intelligence accused Mossad of killing in November 2020.

A group of Iranian agents were found spying on businessman Jean Geller.

Turkish intelligence agencies passed information about the assassination attempt to Mossad, who tried to bring Geller to Israel.

It is noteworthy that the commander of the detachment is Iranian intelligence officer Yassin Taher Makkandi. , in addition to the Iranians, the group included Turkish citizens.

Geller himself confirmed that an assassination attempt on him was being prepared, but said that he felt safer in Turkey than in Israel.

Earlier it was reported that the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was carried out using a complex of automatic rifles. Fakhrizadeh was killed by a bullet while getting out of the armored car to check the engine. The assassination attempt was prepared for 14 years in order to prevent the creation of a nuclear missile in Iran.


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