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Iran ‘mapping’ locations of Jewish diaspora for ‘hit squads to target’ in event of attack by Israel

Iran has been “mapping” the locations of the Jewish diaspora as part of laying the groundwork for a potential assassination campaign if Israel attacks the country’s nuclear facilities, according to a woman who has gained access to high-level members of the ruling regime.

Catherine Perez-Shakdam, who has previously been granted an audience with Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and also met with Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s hardline president, told The Jewish Chronicle that it had been revealed at a meeting in Tehran that hit squads could be deployed if Israel ever attacked Iran.

Ms Perez-Shakdam said she gained the access to the meeting via the late-Nader Talebzadeh, a filmmaker with ties to Iran’s government. In 2019, the US Treasury sanctioned Mr Talebzadeh for his connection to the New Horizon Organisation.

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