'Iran threats against Jewish targets in US growing'

Guarded and "soft sites," such as synagogues, schools, community centers, are under increasing threat by Iran, according to ABC report.

February 4, 2012 09:32
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The threat against Israeli and Jewish targets in North America by Iran is on the rise, ABC news reported Friday, after the Iranian regime vocalized again its intention to aid in the fight against the “Zionist regime” in the face of Western sanctions.

Guarded and “soft sites,” such as synagogues, community centers and schools, are Iran’s primary targets, a letter circulated by the consul-general for Mid-Atlantic States and obtained by ABC news claimed.

“We predict that the threat on our sites around the world will increase,” the letter stated.

Police and intelligence officials have stepped up monitoring Israeli government buildings and Jewish centers in cities across the US and Canada, telling local officials to remain wary of the potential threat from Iran, such as the bombing of an Argentine community center in 1994 that killed 85 people.

This development has been ongoing for a number of weeks, ABC reported.

The report came after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei said on Friday that he had “no fear of saying that we will back and help any nation or group that wants to confront and fight against the Zionist regime [Israel].”

He also stated that the Islamic Republic would not yield to international pressure to abandon its nuclear course, threatening retaliation for sanctions aimed at Iran’s oil exports.

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