Israel Says Iran, Hezbollah Plotting More Attacks


Salon Staff
February 17, 2012 3:18PM (UTC)

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli counter-terrorism official says Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, are plotting more attacks on Israelis overseas.

The official did not identify specific countries that might be targets, but said Israel has "general information reflecting intent."

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He says Israel drew this conclusion from intelligence reports and findings from investigations into a bombing attack targeting Israeli diplomats in India, and botched attempts in Georgia and Thailand.

Israel has blamed Iran for all three attacks, and there has been speculation Hezbollah acted on behalf of its Iranian patron. Iran and Hezbollah have denied involvement in all three attacks.

The Israeli official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.


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