Iran’s Guards detain Russian journalist as Israel spy. IDF on high alert for surprise Iran attack

Yulia Yuzik, a Russian journalist and author, whose work on female suicide bombers is widely published in the West, is due to stand trial on Saturday, Oct. 5, on charge of spying for Israel. She could face 10 years in prison. Iran’s ambassador was urgently summoned to the Russian Foreign Minister on Friday to “quickly clarify the circumstances of the incident and ensure the rights of the Russian woman,” spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters. Earlier the Russian embassy in Tehran confirmed that Yuzik had arrived in Tehran on Sept. 29 on a private invitation and her passport was seized at the airport for unknown reasons. She was arrested at her hotel on Oct. 2 by Revolutionary Guards officers. Her ex-husband Boris Voltsekhovsky said on Friday, Oct. 4, that she had called him from detention four days after her arrival in Iran.

DEBKAfile: Yulia Yuzik is widely known for her researches on the jihadist terrorist movements operating in the Caucasus including Chechnya. For the past 10 years, she has reported on the subject for GQ and Foreign Policy. Her book Brides of Allah on Chechen female suicide bombers was published in ten countries. She is currently working on a book that is at once a collection of travel notes and a detailed description of the methods that terrorists use to transform normal individuals into suicide bombers.

Word of Yuzik’s arrest in Tehran came 24 hours after Iranian intelligence claimed to have exposed an “Israeli-Arab” assassination plot against IRGC General Qassem Soleimani and to have arrested three unidentified suspects.
Tehran’s launch of a concentrated intelligence campaign to defame Israel shortly before Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, finds most Israel’s policy makers away from their desks. It may therefore be intended to manufacture pretexts for Iran to go forward with a planned surprise attack on strategic targets in Israel. This is part of the IRGC ‘s overall plan which was launched with a missile and drone assault on Saudi oil facilities on Sept. 14. Israel’s armed forces are therefore on high alert even while the country celebrates the annual festival.

Iran may have two additional motives in its anti-Israel espionage-assassination spin campaign: A raging row between the IRGC heads and President Hassan Rouhani’s faction over whether Rouhani should go ahead and meet US President Donald Trump. Diplomatic efforts to arrange the rendezvous are still ongoing while the Guards push back by stirring up an additional front. Another possible motive may be an effort by the regime in Tehran to break up the collaborative ties between Russian and Israel intelligence. But for now, Tehran’s ties with Moscow are on the line over this incident.

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67 thoughts on “Iran’s Guards detain Russian journalist as Israel spy. IDF on high alert for surprise Iran attack

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 15:58 at 15:58
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    Iran’s master chess players overlook an extra piece on Israel’s side of the board ; Invisible It can only make one move: Check Mate

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 16:58 at 16:58
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      sending a person called yuzik to iran is not very smart move

      • Oct 4, 2019 @ 18:17 at 18:17
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        The Iranians claim they do not discriminate against Jews, only Israelis.

        • Oct 4, 2019 @ 22:18 at 22:18
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          Oh but They disregard Putin.. Yeah they really are a short sighted bunch of idiots after all.. !

          • Oct 5, 2019 @ 14:26 at 14:26
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            mossada söyleyin iranın dini lideri hamaney öldürülmeli ve 90 milyon iran halkı ayaklandırılıp iran molla derviş rejimini çökün yıkın

      • Oct 4, 2019 @ 22:19 at 22:19
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        Abbas Culture Of Peace Wrong Again?

        • Oct 5, 2019 @ 5:58 at 5:58
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          The Iranians continue to go unchecked.

        • Oct 5, 2019 @ 19:25 at 19:25
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          A beauty of spy but easily caught by the guards… careful iranien are smart and their response will surely come in an unexpected way …

      • Oct 5, 2019 @ 2:25 at 2:25
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        Yuzik is a Polish/Bielorussian name and not Jewish
        Many stupid retarded nazis here

        • Oct 6, 2019 @ 16:42 at 16:42
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          Well written,a pity that the adepts of the religion of peace have access to the internet,except in china and North Korean,Korean,japan,they know how to tackle thé issues

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 17:56 at 17:56
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      British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, British Council staffer Aras Amiri, Australian-British Travel blogger Jolie King and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin, and British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert are some of the other foreign nationals currently detained in Iran.

      Last Update: Friday, 4 October 2019 KSA 14:56 – GMT 11:56

    • Oct 5, 2019 @ 14:25 at 14:25
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      mossada söyleyin iranın dini lideri hamaney öldürülmeli ve 90 milyon iran halkı ayaklandırılıp iran molla derviş rejimini çökün yıkın

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 16:00 at 16:00
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    Perfect ! Persian garbage has fallen into the trap … Of course, this Vladimir Putin is a genius of intelligence … Now we are many more to attack and destroy the “terrorist universe” of the Ayatollah …
    Ladies and gentlemen, readers, the expected time for accountability is here …

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 16:24 at 16:24
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      Very very Very perfect
      you mean Yulia Yuzia , jewish russian spy fallen in the trap of iranian intelligence service
      is an iranian garbage ?

      she is an jewish – mossad Garbage , not an iranian
      you stupid troll Rabbi you should be sorry of fate of this jewish women , not Happy

      Trolls are always stupid

      • Oct 4, 2019 @ 17:23 at 17:23
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        you are a garbage a racist son of 60.000 sharmoutas..you are a muslim pig worshipping satan like Salman Rushdie explained in his book Satanic Verses.
        garbage satanic pigs like khomeini sentenced him to death but satan took the pig sooner.
        you stupid muslim oppressor of women

        • Oct 4, 2019 @ 21:03 at 21:03
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          mezinu usa AKBARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

        • Oct 4, 2019 @ 23:09 at 23:09
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          @mezinu usa – he managed to trigger you….you let him and the idiot is probably having a laugh at your expense.

          • Oct 5, 2019 @ 8:12 at 8:12
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            What’s wrong with SHlTTING on Pal-e-SWINE?

        • Oct 5, 2019 @ 4:51 at 4:51
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          these trolls sit in troll houses with computers and get paid for every response they get. Never answer them.

      • Oct 4, 2019 @ 17:51 at 17:51
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        yahudilerin tümü dünyadaki savaşların sebebidir

        • Oct 4, 2019 @ 19:55 at 19:55
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          Somebody Call Trump 📞🗿

      • Oct 4, 2019 @ 23:03 at 23:03
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        Persia’s Queen Esther + Judea’s Judith + Russia’s Yulia Yuzia = Remarkably Brave With Beautiful Brains Women Great Faith G-d of Abraham & Saving Many Lives From Suicides In Mideast For All Free Nations.

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 16:01 at 16:01
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    Yes Iran is upset because President Putin made it clear that Russia would not tolerate an attack by the IRGC would would endanger even one Russian living in Israel. Soleimani playing hardball with Russia is no contest and Iran would be wise to release this Russian Journalist with an apology!

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 23:22 at 23:22
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      Soleimani’s Fortune Follows The Bold Such As Kurdish Saladin The Great But Must Overcome Soleimani’s Eyes Wide Shut On The Iran Shiia Regime Are Persian’s People True Enemy Must Lead The Revolts!

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 16:40 at 16:40
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    Stop taking drugs, fake Palestinian, and so you will understand that Vladimir Putin has set a trap for Persian murderers … Your symptoms are strange … and very serious … has an Iranian from the Quds Force violated you?

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 16:45 at 16:45
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      yes troll
      we thank President Putin. for this very pretty trap,
      the jails guard will have a lot of one with her

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 16:45 at 16:45
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    yes troll
    we thank President Putin. for this very pretty trap,
    the jails guard will have a lot of fun with her

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 17:29 at 17:29
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      And we will have a lot of fun with your ummah sharmutta, ochtak and abbu abbuk. Then with your muzzrat cvnt wife ant THEN with your inbred kids.

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 22:20 at 22:20
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      Abbas… Wrong Again!

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 17:29 at 17:29
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    Iran keeps getting bolder and bolder. It won’t be long before they make a fatal (for them) error.

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 22:51 at 22:51
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      MenachemMendl… The Mistake Was Made In 1979 By Persians & Persians Need To Correct It By Removing The Shiia Regime To Avoid More Fatal Errors?

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 17:40 at 17:40
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    If she doesn’t have children, her life is irrelevant to anyone. Funny that her ex-husband wasn’t good enough to stay married to, but when her life is in danger, he is good enough. Bbye, honey. Equal rights, means equal responsibilities. Die a soldier’s death, and stop crying about it. You got caught. Maybe Russia will stop shutting off the Syrian S300s so we can actually see if the F35 works as advertised, the world sees Russia’s double game with the Arabs and Persians.

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 17:52 at 17:52
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    yahudilerin tümü dünyadaki savaşların sebebidir

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 18:21 at 18:21
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      emmek ve ölmek

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 22:46 at 22:46
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      Ikjn…”Turkish & Turks No Longer Have A Place In Mideast Kicked Out WWI” Speak Arabic, Farsi, & Hebrew”!

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 18:18 at 18:18
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    This awful spy had as much as 2 pencils each in a different color, absolute proof of intention to write secret messages! Why is that the bad Russia does not accept the extended Iranian limits over the Caspian Sea?

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 20:11 at 20:11
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    Unfortunately for the ayatollahs, the IDF isn’t the Saudi army — any attack against Israeli targets will instantly
    trigger a devastating, disproportionate response !

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 20:45 at 20:45
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    Sadly Iran does not need much reason to arrest and detain hostages its a long tradition.
    The question is what do they want from Russia? Cash?

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 20:52 at 20:52
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    More fake news from Debka. Israel has no leader, so it’s perfect time to attack.

    • Oct 4, 2019 @ 22:12 at 22:12
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      Trump Prophet… If You Are correct Where & When Will The Attacks Begin?

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 21:11 at 21:11
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    The Bottom Line America & Israel Due to The Rule Of Law Are The Safe Place To Invests One’s Money & Others Nations Need to Accept & Adopt Same Systems To Thrive & Survive In This Global Economics Era!

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 21:31 at 21:31
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    Chess Christian Names In Knights, Bishops, & Castles! India Invention, Persian Adoption, But Europe Domination! Smart Mullahs = An Oxymoron Contradiction!

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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    The rift is good news, hope it widens till one betrayes the other till they get confused on their objectives
    It shows some in Iran and definitely some Iraqi Shia too are against and getting tired of IRG expeditions.

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 22:34 at 22:34
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    so, basically you are confirming, the sayan is networking for (S)Zion.

  • Oct 4, 2019 @ 23:29 at 23:29
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    Abbas… Tall Tales By Hamas Trolls Take Tolls On Palestinians Traits Not Trustworthy!

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 0:38 at 0:38
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    She is a cutie, i hope that she is receiving a
    thorough interrogation hehe. So no need to be concerned that the Iranian hate Jews, the Guards are sure to love this young one, a long long time

    • Oct 5, 2019 @ 1:32 at 1:32
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      Anon… Iran’s Shiia Regime & IRGC Servants Taking From Persia People’s Wealth Exploitation Is Well Known The Shah Stopped British BP From Doing It & Creating OPEC So Mideast Nations Keep The Money, But Since 1979 Shiia Mullahs Now Follow The British Putting Persia People Oil Profits In Their Pockets!?!

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 2:32 at 2:32
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    Iran fleeced Obama and made him its personal stooge. For now Trump is not responding kinetically.

    If she’s a Russian citizen and Putin takes this as a sign of disrespect, he will teach Iran a lesson.

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 5:57 at 5:57
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    be prepared IDF lets not have a repeat of the egyption 1973 war former us army
    PLAN FOR THE WORST CASE IRAN WILL ATTACK

    • Oct 5, 2019 @ 7:54 at 7:54
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      A Surprise But Failed In The End & Cairo Almost Invaded! West Bank Forever Israel!

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 7:19 at 7:19
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    If Iran attacks, Israel can choose it’s response based on the severity of the attack. 1) Bomb downtown Tehran or 2) Annihilate downtown Tehran. Take your choice ayatowelhead.

    • Oct 5, 2019 @ 8:02 at 8:02
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      Iran Does Not Attack Because Iranians Have Not Since 1935, 1953, 1979 & 1989 Any Wins! Therefore, Expect Proxies Paid Servants From Hizballah, Hamas, Houthis, Syria, Iraq Militia’s Direction That Will Fail!

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 7:41 at 7:41
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    One of the holiest days of the year … The Sabbath is the holiest…

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 7:51 at 7:51
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    Iran Regime is Great at “Gimcrack” that is Defined as “Something Showy But Worthless”! While Syria is “Bunkum” Defined As “Speech Making Designed for Show or Public Applause, but says Nothing!

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 11:47 at 11:47
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    In Yom Kippur war, the lethal russian SAM ati aircraft was taken out by the brilliance of Ariel Sharon brigade deep inside enemy territory, behind Egyptian defence lines, I read the Russians now have s400,s300 and s500 stationed on the ground somewhere in Syria,….. hope that spirit of Arial,yoni or even Joshua ben nun still lives.

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 14:27 at 14:27
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    mossada söyleyin iranın dini lideri hamaney öldürülmeli ve 90 milyon iran halkı ayaklandırılıp iran molla derviş rejimini çökün yıkın

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 17:16 at 17:16
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    Yids are so gullible. Trump 2020

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 19:13 at 19:13
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    What rubbish that Iran is going to ATTACK over your holiday. You people love to play the VICTIMS, when you are just the opposite lol. No doubt this is aimed at the gullible evangelicals in an attempt to siphon off extra $$$ from the states. JEWS AT RISK, the SKY IS FALLING give us MORE MONEY $$$.

  • Oct 5, 2019 @ 23:08 at 23:08
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    civilians that go to iran and n korea are nut jobs they live in a fatasy world

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