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Foiled Attack On UAE Embassy In Ethiopia Blamed On Iran, Allegedly Part Of Bigger Plot

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Foiled Attack On UAE Embassy In Ethiopia Blamed On Iran, Allegedly Part Of Bigger Plot

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According to the New York Times, an attempt to target the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was a part of a larger plan to target Israeli, American and Emirati embassies in Africa.

Who was blamed for the alleged plot?

The answer is always the same: Iran.

The official Ethiopian statement on the arrest of 15 people did not mention who was behind the plot or the motive, but a 16th arrest in Sweden brought in Ahmed Ismail, believed to be the ringleader of the plot, the Times reported.

“The group took the mission from a foreign terrorist group and was preparing to inflict significant damage on properties and human lives,” Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA) reported.

A second group was planning to attack the UAE’s mission in Sudan, EPA said.

Allegedly, the plot was arranged by Iran, with Iranian intelligence activating a sleeper cell in Addis Ababa last fall with orders to gather intelligence on the three embassies, US and Israeli officials said.

Rear Adm. Heidi K. Berg, director of intelligence at the Pentagon’s Africa command, told the New York Times that Iran was behind the plot.

“Ethiopia and Sweden collaborated on the disruption to the plot,” she said.

An unnamed senior US defense official said the arrests were linked to an Iranian plot to kill the US ambassador to South Africa reported in September.

The plot was reportedly meant to serve as revenge for the US assassination of former Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force commander Major General Qasem Soleimani and the alleged Israeli assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

A spokeswoman for the Iranian Embassy in Addis Ababa denied the report.

“These are baseless allegations only provoked by the Zionist regime’s malicious media,” she said. “Neither Ethiopia nor the Emirates said anything about Iranian interference in these issues.”

A spokesman for the Ethiopian police declined to say why Ethiopia did not blame Iran, but several diplomats told the Times that Ethiopia tends to avoid getting publicly involved in delicate issues involving major powers.

This appears to be a chain of actions used to exert alternative pressure on Iran. Earlier, in early February 2021, an Iranian diplomat was sentenced to twenty years in prison, who was accused of attempted terrorist attack in France. However, the people against whom the attack was allegedly planned belonged to an organization recognized in Iran as terrorist. Their open activities in Western countries are perceived by Tehran as pandering to terrorists.

Back in 2018, members of this group shot Iranian soldiers during the annual military parade in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan province.

Four gunmen opened fire on a crowd of civilians who had come to watch the parade. Shortly after the start of the attack, two militants were killed, one was wounded and, along with another, was detained. According to the latest data, 11 people became victims of the terrorist attack, 32 people were injured (including women and children).

The Iranian authorities immediately accused the United States of preparing a terrorist attack and helping militants. The group named “Ahvaziya”, which is considered to be connected with Saudi Arabia, was named as the direct executor.

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Dick Von Dast'Ard

More likely linked to Western intelligence. (i.e Israel and U.S.)

johnny rotten

Westerners are lying, and they have to lie more and more to cover up their lies, Iran has already taken revenge and even a great one, Ayatollah Mike and all his staff were killed in Afghanistan, but Westerners they cannot admit it and therefore must blame Iran for facts that do not involve it on the grounds that they have yet to take their revenge, but it does not work.

Great Khan

Hahaha stooped fat Amerikan bobo crazy,,,,,Jew rat in diaper see Iran brother STRONK everywhere….Hahaha

verner

the jews the jews the jews at it again, their efforts to bring war to Iran are entirely sick and motivates better than anything else why it is the war criminals illegally occupying palestine that must be stopped, red listed and then made extinct – like the dodo-bird – that would be the best larf in 2000 years

farbat

they cant bring war without eradicating themselves so no they want to isolate iran and make it hated around the world

verner

it will fail, Iran’s food is far too good and people know that whereas jewish food, gefilte fish und knish und so weiter tells you whatever there is to tell about the jewry – no good and won’t be a loss for mankind when they disappear.

Frank

Frankly, the US losers and Zionist war criminals are full of shit.

Garga

Europeans sank so low, they no longer pretend to follow the order and law which they put in place themselves after the world war 2.
They openly support and shelter various anti-Iran groups which by their own definition, are terrorists. They give them air time right after their terror attacks and murder of Iranian civilians. They shelter and protect financial criminals who stole public funds and fled Iran, despite the red warrant issued for them through the Interpol and the crime which is purely financial.
They detain and convict Iranian diplomats against all conventions and treaties which they are a party of.

Well, Iranian intelligence managed to snatch a few of them right under the nose of French and Swedish secret services, including the leader of Ahwaziyeh group (shipped to Iran in a burlap sack!) which will face justice.
Funny how Iran openly whacked the Americans base for a short answer and says the real vengeance is to expel Americans from the region because there is no one in the whole American government and military who is worthy to avenge, but these idiots insist that Iran wants to kill a bag-seller nobody and god-knows-who else.

So far so good. We’ll capture the rest of criminals from their safe havens with or without cooperation of the countries they took shelter in (Some European countries and Canada). I think it’s time that Iran (and also Russia and China) pay more attention to various separatist movements in those countries and give the same support (if not more) that they give to the terror groups which threatening us.

chris chuba

I don’t believe a word of the anonymous U.S. official’s report. More likely a repeat of the Ukrainian style attempt, where they hire the thugs, arrest them, and then call them Iranian terrorists. They know they can intimidate Ethiopia and the UAE is not going to go out on a limb for Iran.

Maybe one day we will get a surprise but we count on silence.

farbat

the war of bluffs starts again how annoying and that is the only thing this is its slightly annoying but thats about it because it has no worth no win will come out of this and the fools behind this have no sustainability be it mossad or cia or the wahabi lackeys themselves who ever of these fools it doesnt matter such nonsense can not change irans plans neither will it change the will of the people of west asia to have gone and extinguished this ugly smell called zionism

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