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Israel warns diplomatic missions of 'imminent Iranian attack'

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem, on 30 May 2021 [YONATAN SINDEL/POOL/AFP/Getty Images]
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem, on 30 May 2021 [YONATAN SINDEL/POOL/AFP/Getty Images]

The Israeli government yesterday warned its diplomatic missions and embassies around the world of what it described as "imminent attacks by Iran."

Channel 12 quoted a government statement as saying that all Israeli diplomats around the world "must remain vigilant," noting that the instructions were issued after the arrest of an Azerbaijani citizen on charges of planning to assassinate Israeli businessmen in Cyprus.

The statement added that three other suspects were reported to have fled Cyprus for "other neighbouring countries."

"There are serious concerns that Iran would carry out attacks against Israeli targets, including diplomats and embassies deployed around the world," the government pointed out.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his Defence Minister, Benny Gant, recently accused Iran of being "behind the attempt." Tehran denies the accusations.

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