Recent reports claiming that the Mossad spy agency has questioned a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) “in Iranian territory” are attempts in vain by the Israeli regime to distract attention from its atrocities against Palestinians, an outlet affiliated to Iran’s top security body says.
Israeli media reported on Saturday that the Mossad detained and questioned a member of the IRGC in Iranian territory over his alleged involvement in an attempt to assassinate an Israeli diplomat in Turkey.
They claimed that the IRGC member admitted to Mossad agents during an interrogation at his home in Iran that he was sent to target the Israeli diplomat, as well as an American general stationed in Germany and a journalist in France.
“The Zionist regime cannot stir up a media frenzy and employ overused methods to divert public attention away from its security gaps within the occupied territories, which unveil a new page of the inefficiency of the regime’s intelligence-security apparatus, and the obvious capability of the Resistance Front in various dimensions,” Nour News affiliated to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said.
The Israeli media reports also published an audio recording claimed to be of the IRGC member who is saying: “We will assassinate these three for the Islamic Republic. They insisted this would be carried out.”
However, the reports, which received extensive coverage by the BBC Persian, provided no source for the audio recording.
Undoubtedly, Nour News maintained, the aforementioned fake news extinguished what was left of the BBC Persian’s so-called credibility.
They were “clumsy attempts and baseless [allegations] to distract public attention and reduce internal pressures against the fictitious Zionist regime,” it said.
The article also noted that the Israeli plot, promoted by the BBC Persian, comes at a time when the regime in Tel Aviv is under intensified pressure from world public opinion over its crimes against Palestinians.
Israeli forces intensified their deadly attacks against Palestinians, particularly at the al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of occupied al-Quds, with the beginning of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan a month ago.
Israeli troops on various occasions attacked Palestinian worshipers at the mosque, as they gathered for prayers during Ramadan.
The desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque has drawn widespread condemnation, with Palestinian resistance groups promising a firm response.
“Thousands of synagogues will be desecrated if the Zionist acts of storming al-Aqsa Mosque recur,” Yahya Sinwar, the leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, said in a warning to the Israeli regime on Saturday.