Israel has issued a warning to its citizens abroad about potential terrorist attacks amid threats from Tehran of retaliatory action in response to the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.
Iran was quick to blame Israel last week for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, though it has not taken credit for the action. Fakhrizadeh had been accused of heading Iran’s nuclear program – even being named by PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel has long been critical of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
As multiple leaders in Iran have threatened consequences for the scientist’s death, Israelis abroad have been warned of possible potential attacks against them and Israeli facilities.
The warning, released on Thursday from Israel’s counterterrorism center, lists Turkey, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Bahrain, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and the Kurdish region of Iraq as areas where Israelis are at a higher risk of facing potential threats from Iran and its allies.