(Worthy News) –
Israel reportedly told US officials that it was behind the assassination of a senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps earlier this week, which was carried out in order to warn Tehran against the continued operation of an alleged covert unit the target helped lead.
An unnamed intelligence official told The New York Times on Wednesday that Israeli officials had passed along information about the killing of Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, who was shot to death outside his Tehran home on Sunday.
The NYT report did not specify which country the intelligence official represented, but according to Ynet, the Israeli security establishment believes the source was American and is furious about the leak. Israeli officials told the news site that they are demanding answers from their American counterparts as The Times report places the blame for the killing solely on Israel and absolves the US of having played any role. The officials expressed concern that the report might lead to a spike in Iranian attacks against Israeli targets. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]