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Report: Mossad Tips of UK’s MI5 over Iranian Terror Threats

November 23, 2022

by: JNS

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Mossad chief David Barnea attends a ceremony marking Remembrance Day for Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 | It was Israel that tipped off the United Kingdom’s MI5 domestic intelligence agency regarding Iranian terrorist threats to British citizens and residents, Kan 11 reported on Monday.

Journalists were among the prime intended targets of Iranian attack plots, according to the report.

On November 16, MI5 Director Gen. Ken McCallum stated during an annual threat update at his agency’s London headquarters that “Iran projects threat to the UK directly, through its aggressive intelligence services.”

This threat “includes ambitions to kidnap or even kill British or UK-based individuals perceived as enemies of the regime,” he said, adding, “We have seen at least 10 such potential threats since January alone. We work at pace with domestic and international partners to disrupt this completely unacceptable activity.”

McCallum continued: “The Foreign Secretary made clear to the Iranian regime just last week that the UK will not tolerate intimidation or threats to life towards journalists, or any individual, living in the UK”

Also on Monday, Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, head of the Israel Defense Force’s [IDF’s] Military Intelligence Directorate, warned that internal and external pressure on the Iranian regime will cause it to become more aggressive.

The international community must expect more aggressive actions by Iran in the region and around the world, he said.

Addressing the Iranian nuclear program, Haliva cautioned that the Islamic Republic is moving towards military-grade uranium enrichment.

“The decision by the international community regarding this will be a large drama. The only state acting in the face of Iranian aggression is Israel. What the government here will decide based on the recommendations—that is not my role to assess,” he said.

Haliva said that Iran will demand reciprocal moves from Russia in exchange for the assistance the Islamic Republic has granted Moscow in the form of sales of unmanned aerial vehicles, and, according to reports, missiles. The reciprocal moves could take the form of financial assistance, but also, intelligence and weapons, he added. At the same time, Haliva said, he did not identify Russian intervention in Israel’s freedom of action in Syria.

Posted on November 23, 2022

Source: (Excerpt of an article originally published by Jewish News Syndicate on November 22, 2022. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)

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