Iran’s embassy in Greece on Wednesday denied any connection to an alleged plot for anti-Semitic attacks in Athens using Pakistanis of Iranian origin.
“The embassy of the Republic of Iran strongly denies the rumors spread by Zionist sources and their baseless accusations against Iran. It is obvious that their fabricated scenarios are intended to divert the public's attention from their internal crisis,” it said on Twitter.
Η Πρεσβεία της Ι. Δ.του Ιράν, διαψεύδει έντονα τις φήμες που διαδίδονται από σιωνιστικές πηγές και τις αβάσιμες κατηγορίες τους εναντίον του 🇮🇷. Είναι προφανές ότι τα κατασκευασμένα σενάρια τους σκοπεύουν την εκτροπή της προσοχής του κοινού από την εσωτ. τους κρίση.— Emb. I.R. Iran in Athens (@IRANinGREECE) March 29, 2023
A police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the person lived in Iran.
Israel accused Tehran of being behind the plot and said its national intelligence agency Mossad had helped avert an attack.
“After the investigation of the suspects in Greece, the Mossad helped untangle the intelligence of the network, its operational methods and ties to Iran,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.
“As part of the investigation, it emerged that the infrastructure in Greece was part of a broad Iranian network, operated from Iran toward many countries,” a statement said.
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