Iran plotting to murder U.S., Israeli, Saudi officials

Acts of war. “U.S. officials among the targets of Iran-linked assassination plots,” by Joby Warrick in the Washington Post, May 27 (thanks to Ahmad):

In November, the tide of daily cable traffic to the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan brought a chilling message for Ambassador Matthew Bryza, then the top U.S. diplomat to the small Central Asian country. A plot to kill Americans had been uncovered, the message read, and embassy officials were on the target list.

The details, scant at first, became clearer as intelligence agencies from both countries stepped up their probe. The plot had two strands, U.S. officials learned, one involving snipers with silencer-equipped rifles and the other a car bomb, apparently intended to kill embassy employees or members of their families.

Both strands could be traced back to the same place, the officials were told: Azerbaijan’s southern neighbor, Iran.

The threat, many details of which were never made public, appeared to recede after Azerbaijani authorities rounded up nearly two dozen people in waves of arrests early this year. Precisely who ordered the hits, and why, was never conclusively determined. But U.S. and Middle Eastern officials now see the attempts as part of a broader campaign by Iran-linked operatives to kill foreign diplomats in at least seven countries over a span of 13 months. The targets have included two Saudi officials, a half-dozen Israelis and “” in the Azerbaijan case “” several Americans, the officials say….

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  1. says

    You have evidence that Israel and the US are assassinating Iranian scientists? You can post more than speculation can’t you?

  2. says

    Iran has been at war with the U.S. since 1979, and it has attacked Americans and U.S. installations may times since then, either directly or through its various proxies.

    So, this news shouldn’t surprise anyone, particularly as the showdown on Iran’s nuclear weapons program starts to enter the final phase of hard decisions.

  3. says

    Who? ordered the assassinations? probably Iran’s Ministry of Security. Tehran’s Inteligence Agency, Special Operations.

    Why? In retalliation to Mossad assassinations targetting top nuclear scientists and military leaders.

    To name U.S. and Saudi targets, is a sign of desperation.
    BB’s Churchillean resolve, will not be moved by these announcements.

  4. says

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