The Kan public broadcaster reports that several Iranian agents who scouted out the Israeli, American, and Emirati embassies in an unnamed East African country for a possible attack have been arrested.
The report, which cites Western intelligence sources, says the agents — some of whom hold dual European and Iranian citizenship — were sent by the Islamic Republic to gather intelligence on the sites. Some were arrested in the African country, while others were apprehended in other countries.
The report says Iran intended to target one of the missions in retaliation for the killing of its general Qassem Soleimani by the US and top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in a strike blamed on Israel.
The attack was thwarted last month, according to the report.