31 August 2023

The National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Division issued a travel warning in which it assessed that “Iran still constitutes the main global terrorist threat and is continuing to promote attacks on Israeli nationals around the world both directly and via proxies that it operates”. It further noted that “Iranian terrorists are continuing their attempts to contact Israeli nationals, in Israel and abroad, under business covers or by impersonating other elements, in order to attack or abduct them. Several Iranian attempts to attack Israeli and Jewish targets have been thwarted in the past year”. “Countries in proximity to Iran (such as Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and the Kurdish area), the Mediterranean Sea basin, Africa and Latin America” were identified as being particularly high risk.

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