Iranian assassination of pro-Israel German lawmaker thwarted
A plot by Iran's intelligence agencies to assassinate the former head of the Germany-Israel friendship society on German soil has been foiled, German public broadcaster WDR reported Friday. The primary suspect, Pakistani citizen Syed Mustafa, has been arrested and indicted on charges of spying for Iran. The 31-year-old operative of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps worked for the German Aerospace Center in Bremen. The charges against him include tracking the movements of the ex-head of the friendship society, Reinhold Robbe, and receiving payment from his handlers in Iranian intelligence for his services.