MESOP NEWS : GREAT OUTLOOK 2018 ! – Report: U.S. Gives Israel Green Light to Assassinate Iranian General Suleimani

Al Jarida, considered an Israeli mouthpiece, says Israel was ‘on the verge’ of assassinating Suleimani, but the U.S. warned Tehran and thwarted the operation – Haaretz Jan 01, 2018 1:30 PM

Washington gave Israel a green light to assassinate Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Monday. Al-Jarida, considered an Israeli mouthpiece, quoted a source in Jerusalem as saying that “there is an American-Israeli agreement” that Suleimani is a “threat to the two countries’ interests in the region.” The agreement between Israel and the United States, according to the report, comes three years after Washington thwarted an Israeli attempt to kill the general.>

The report says Israel was “on the verge” of assassinating Suleimani three years ago, near Damascus, but the United States warned the Iranian leadership of the plan, revealing that Israel was closely tracking the Iranian general. The incident, the report said, “sparked a sharp disagreement between the Israeli and American security and intelligence apparatuses regarding the issue.”

The Kuwaiti report also identified Iran’s second in command in Syria, known as “Abu Baker,” as Mohammad Reda Falah Zadeh. It said he also “might be a target” for Israel, as well as other actors in the region.

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