UK Security minister: Criminals tracking British Jews for Iran’s hit squads
UK intelligence confirms that the Iranians “are using organized crime groups to track prominent British Jews for assassination,” said UK Security minister Tom Tugendhal. “We are keeping a very close eye on what they are doing,” he said.
The danger was first uncovered last week by a French-born Jewish woman, Catherine Perez Shakdam, who had gone undercover to Tehran and met key figures in the Iranian regime, up to and including Ayatollah Khamenei himself. She learned of the plan to map high-profile Jews to “make the diaspora pay a price” for any Israeli attack. “The idea was to identify all the prominent NGOs run by Jews, who was doing what in each business sector, the important rabbis.”
Tugendhal added that Iran was also using international criminal gangs to conduct surveillance of Jews and other targets in other Western countries.