29 June 2023

The Israeli government revealed that “in a counter-terrorist operation on Iranian soil, the Mossad apprehended the head of… a terrorist cell in Cyprus that intended to attack Israeli businesspeople“, adding: “In the wake of the information that he gave to investigators, the cell was dismantled in an operation by the Cypriot security services”. “The uncovering follows a series of arrests in Cyprus last week in which Iranian activity on Cypriot soil was revealed in a continuing effort to carry out terrorist attacks and harm Israelis and Jews around the world”, the statement added, while highlighting: “The Mossad will continue to take determined action to prevent attacks on Jews and Israelis around the world”. The following day, a media outlet close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council contended that “the Zionist regime [ie, Israel], which is [facing a] deterioration of its domestic situation, has narrated a failed operation from a year ago in Iran where all its agents were arrested in an upside-down manner”.

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