Iranian source says Tehran uncovered Mossad attempts to arrange assassination operation during Ahmadinejad's Lebanon visit; those involved in plot 'sold their soul to Zionists,' he says
Did Mossad try to assassinate Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to Lebanon six weeks ago? This claim was made by an Iranian source in an interview with the London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat.
The report was not confirmed by any other source.
According to the Iranian source, Iran "uncovered Mossad attempts to assassinate Ahmadinejad during the visit using Iranian opposition elements, some of whom reside in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq."
The source added that Tehran is aware of the activity of Iranian opposition elements who he said "had sold their souls to the forces of imperialism and Zionism."
The source further stated that Iran is not interested in discussing the opposition activists directly "so as not to give them more weight than they have."
"We do not call them opposition elements as one would call the political opposition which ran against Ahmadinejad in the elections; rather, we call them 'hypocrites' because they cooperate with outside forces and the Zionists against the Islamic revolution and the Iranian people."
According to the report, Iranian security forces cooperated not just with Lebanon's official security forces but also with Hezbollah's special security units to guard Ahmadinejad.
The source said that Iranian representatives visited the northern border two weeks ago and went as far as the Fatma Gate.
He refused to say whether they were military, security or political officials but noted that the delegation observed the IDF soldiers stationed at the other side of the border.
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