Iran started a war with Turkey, Israel and India?
Israel's Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday urged citizens
in Turkey (https://bit.ly/3zEDyor) to leave as soon as possible
over threats that Iranian operatives are actively planning attacks
on Israelis in Istanbul.
The stark warning comes amid the latest surge in tensions between
bitter rivals Iran and Israel, with Tehran blaming the Jewish state
for a series of attacks on its nuclear and military infrastructure,
inside Iran but also inside Syria.
Lapid made no mention of any alleged Israeli operations against
Iranian targets. But, he said, Israelis in Turkey faced a real and
immediate danger from Iranian agents, citing several Iranian
attempts at carrying out terror attacks against Israelis on holiday
Iran and Israel have been engaged in a years-long shadow war but
tensions have ratcheted up following a string of high-profile
incidents Tehran has blamed on Israel. The Islamic republic claimed
Israel was responsible for the killing of Revolutionary Guards
Colonel Sayyad Khodai, who was shot dead outside his Tehran
home on May 22. The Guards described him as a defender of the
sanctuary, a term used for those who work on behalf of Iran in
Syria or Iraq and vowed to avenge his assassination by Zionists.
In Istanbul, Turkish intelligence officials identified a group of
Iranian intelligence officers who were developing attacks on Israeli
tourists, according to the Israeli publication Yedioth Ahronoth
Two officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) air
force - Mohammad Abdus and Ali Kamani, who died the day before
- participated in the development of weapons for Hezbollah, writes
the Iranian edition of Iran International, based in London
Israel was also blamed for air strikes last week on the Damascus
International Airport, which caused major damage two runways.
The airport is in a region south of Syria's capital where Iran-backed
groups, including Lebanon's Hezbollah, regularly operate.
At least 76 people were injured in an explosion at a sodium
carbonate plant in Iran. The incident took place near the city
of Firuzabad, located in the province of Fars, according to the
Jamaran agency (https://bit.ly/3tBRwUe).
At the same time, pro-Iranian fundamentalists staged a reign of
terror in India. Huge Protest inside Jama Masjid New Delhi premises
after Friday prayer demanding the strict action against BJP leaders,
Nupur Sharma and Neveen Jindal who made blasphemous remarks
against Prophet Muhammad: