Mossad Arrests IRGC Agent In Iran, Foils Murder Plot Of Israeli, US Officials

Revolutionary Guard troops attend a military parade marking the 39th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, September 22, 2019. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

The Mossad recently thwarted an Iranian plot to assassinate an Israeli diplomat and a US general, and in a rare event, arrested the suspect on Iranian soil.

Mossad agents interrogated the suspect, Mansour Rasouli, who admitted he had been ordered to lead a plot to assassinate an Israeli diplomat in Istanbul, a US general stationed in Germany, and a journalist in France.

The suspect was recruited by the Quds Force, a branch of the IRGC responsible for overseas attacks. The hits were to be carried out by the European-stationed Quds Force Unit 840 via its connection to European drug cartels.

The suspect said he had received an advance of $150,000 to prepare for the attack and was promised another further $1 million if he successfully assassinated the targets.

The details of the affair were published over the weekend by the London-based Iranian opposition newspaper Iran International.

Israel did not comment on the report.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)