National Security Council warns Iran may attack Israeli targets overseas

The National Security Council issues a travel advisory warning Iran may try to attack Israeli targets oversees, citing recent threats toward Israel by Iranian officials.

The NSC doesn’t specify the nature of the Iranian threats, but the warning comes as Iran blames Israel for the assassination of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and threatens revenge. Israeli officials have refused to comment on the killing.

A statement from the NSC lists countries neighboring Iran as places where the Iranians could try to attack Israelis, such as Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, the UAE and Bahrain, as well as Iraqi Kurdistan.

It also says “global jihadist organizations,” a term used to refer to Sunni extremist groups like the Islamic State, are showing “high motivation” to launch attacks following the recent terror assaults in France, Austria and Germany.

“It’s possible that part of the current wave of Islamist terror will reach targets identified with Israel or the Jewish community,” the NSC says.

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