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Report says Iran tried to kill Israeli tycoon as revenge for killing of nuke chief Fakhrizadeh

Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in an undated photo. (courtesy)
Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in an undated photo. (courtesy)

The Kan public broadcaster reports that Iran’s attempted assassination in Cyprus of Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi was a response to Israel’s targeting last year of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the head of Tehran’s nuclear program.

The outlet, which does not cite a source, says it is not clear whether Iran’s plan was to target businesspeople just because they are Israeli or because they were thought to have a connection with Israel’s security establishment.

The broadcaster adds that according to Israeli estimates, Tehran has also tried to target the vehicle of an Israeli diplomat in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku and the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, India.

This, according to the report, shows that Iran is interested in hitting Israeli security-related and diplomatic targets, not civilians.

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