Viewpoint: Tehran’s terror trigger

Iran aims at triggering a regional war that shifts the focus from the centrifuges in Natanz.

August 8, 2012 14:32
3 minute read.
Iranian Fateh-110 missile [file]

Iranian Fateh-110 missile 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Since the beginning of the year, a worldwide Iranian-sponsored terrorist campaign against Israeli targets has been underway. Several attacks were foiled until mid-July, when Iran and Hezbollah finally staged a “successful” strike in the Bulgarian seaside resort of Burgas, killing five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian citizen, and wounding some 30 Israelis.

The current wave began with a spate of failed attacks in January, in Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Thailand. In Bulgaria, a suspicious package was spotted on a bus carrying Israeli ski tourists; in Azerbaijan, three Azeris, armed with smuggled arms and equipment from Iranian agents, planned to attack Israelis at a Jewish school in Baku; and Thai authorities arrested a Swedish citizen linked to Hizballah leading to the discovery of four tons of explosive precursors.


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