Today, Monday, The New York Times quoted an informed Iranian official as saying that authorities in Tehran believe that Israel killed two Iranian scientists by poisoning their food; This is in light of the “suspicious” death reports recorded for Iranian scientists and officers during the recent period.
The Iranian official explained that aviation engineer Ayoub Taziri and geologist Kamran Aghmlai, suffered symptoms of poisoning before their deaths, while the newspaper report showed that the two Iranian scientists were in good health before suddenly falling ill in late May, and then died within a few days in Two Hospitals in two different cities separated by more than 400 km.
The report said that “the shadow war has escalated between Iran and Israel in the last two weeks”, noting that “a series of Israeli-related deaths have recently shaken Iran”, noting that “Israel has expanded the bank his target, which focused on prominent figures related to the Iranian nuclear program, including military personnel and scientists.Low-level Iranians.
What added to the mystery surrounding the deaths of two Iranian scientists, according to The New York Times, is that Israeli media and Iranian opposition news channels operating from abroad reported that Aghlami was working on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility; Aghmlai’s relatives have denied this, stating that he worked in a private geological research company.
One week ago, an aviation specialist in Yazd, Ayoub Tantari, died suspiciously and local officials made contradictory statements about him, but the Yazd governor’s office described him in a letter written as a “martyr” and a number of officials visited his family.
According to the report, Tazari, on the other hand, has a doctorate in aviation and has worked on projects related to missiles and aircraft turbines for a government space center in the city of Yazd, about 400 kilometers southeast of the capital, Tehran.
The New York Times quoted an Iranian official and an employee of a senior Iranian official close to the Iranian authorities as saying that “symptoms of poisoning appeared at my reception after I attended a dinner at it.” which he was invited to the city of Yazd “, and sources added that the person who invited me to dinner to meet me disappeared from the country, amid estimates that he left Iran, while the Iranian authorities began the search for him.
On the other hand, after a business trip to the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iran, my residents suffered from nausea and severe diarrhea that worsened day by day until his organs failed and he stopped working in a row until he died.
The report noted that the two killings of two Iranian scientists, which Tehran accuses Tel Aviv of committing, “are in line with the shadow war between Iran and Israel, which proves that both sides are hitting each other with enough secrecy.” to avoid an out-of-war ”.
In recent months, there have been numerous reports of gun attacks, suspected mysterious deaths and liquidations of members of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, as well as figures active in Iran’s missile and nuclear industry.
Revolutionary Guard Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei was shot dead by gunmen on a street near his home in Tehran on May 22, and Israeli media portrayed him as one of the commanders of Unit 840 in the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. About a week later, Ali Ismailzadeh, a Khudaei confidant, died and it is estimated that he was liquidated.
The confrontation goes to Turkey
This comes in the wake of growing fears among Israeli security services that Tehran-linked parties could carry out an attack against Israeli targets in Turkey, and in light of this, Israel has urged its citizens to avoid traveling to Istanbul or return from him if they are already there, in an intensification of a warning issued on May 30 from the trip to Turkey, because of what he said was a threat to Iranian efforts to kill or kidnap Israelis resting in the country.
According to Israeli reports, the tightening of travel warnings to Turkey in general and Istanbul in particular comes at a time when the Turkish National Intelligence Service (MIT) was able to prevent a kidnapping and shooting operation targeting Israeli citizens in Istanbul, following the arrest of the cell that planned the operation.Reports indicate that members of the Iranian cell are still at large and are being prosecuted.
Israeli security services are now classifying the threat posed by Istanbul as a “real threat to the lives” of Israelis, according to what the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (“Kan 11”) reported on Monday evening, saying it contradicts The background of the identification of suspicious Iranian activities by security officials. The Turks, who managed to prevent the targeting of Israelis.
Thousands of Israelis currently in Istanbul and tens of thousands throughout Turkey. Kan 11 drew attention to Israel’s change not only in the level of warnings, but also in the “measures taken on the ground (in Turkey and Israel”), in an effort to prevent a possible Iranian attack.
The official Israeli channel indicated that Israeli security services were “monitoring” developments in the UAE, “but at the moment did not intend to raise the travel warning to the third level”, noting that the “Anti-Terrorism Division” in the Council The Israeli National Security Council announced on Monday that the level of warning to citizens traveling to the Turkish city of Istanbul has risen to the highest level (fourth level).