The Israeli Government has placed all of its embassies and diplomatic missions worldwide on high alert after the arrest of an Azeri suspect who allegedly planned to murder Israeli businessmen in Cyprus.
The Israeli government suspected that the plan to kill billionaire Teddy Sagi in Cyprus last week was an “Iranian terror” plot.
“An act of terror that was orchestrated by Iran,” said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
Cypriot authorities have unsealed 11 possible charges against the suspect including terror activity, attempted murder, belonging to a criminal organization, conspiracy to commit a crime, and being in the country illegally.
The suspect’s lawyer however denied that he had any terror links and was not connected to Iran.
Iran’s embassy in Cyprus earlier this week has also denied that Tehran had plotted against Israelis on the island.
“This regime is always making such a baseless allegation against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said the Iranian embassy.
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