Cyprus police: No motive determined yet for attempted hit on Israeli tycoon

After Israel said the recent assassination attempt in Cyprus was Iranian terrorism, Cyprus police says that all motives are being probed and no conclusion has been reached, according to Channel 12 news.

Cyprus media also says that Israel’s Mossad spy agency tipped off Cypriot authorities about the plot, which resulted in businessman Teddy Sagi escaping the country.

After Israeli media said last night that Sagi was the target of an attempted assassination, Channel 12 says Sagi’s associates put heavy pressure on the Prime Minister’s Office to clarify that the attack did not specifically target him, to avoid giving the impression that he was being targeted by criminals over his gambling business activity.

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