Israel’s Mossad Says It Thwarted Iran’s Plot to Assassinate U.S. General Stationed in Germany, Israeli Diplomat in Turkey, and Journalist in France

Israel’s Mossad spy agency says it arrested someone with ties to Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. (West Asia News Agency via REUTERS)

Israel’s Mossad spy agency has claimed it recently thwarted an Iranian assassin’s plot to murder a US general stationed in Germany, an Israeli diplomat in Turkey and a journalist in France.

Mossad agents said the man they apprehended late last month on Iranian soil is an alleged gang member with ties to Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday.

The suspect, Mansour Rasouli, 52, admitted during the April 30 interrogation that he’d been assigned to carry out the triple assassination, the outlet said.

Iran was reportedly willing to pay more than $1 million for the targets.

Rasouli, however, has since claimed he was tortured and coerced into giving his confession, according to the London-based TV outlet Iran International.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Emily Crane

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