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Iran claims to foil Israeli plot against its missile operations

The announcement follows Iranian officials saying they had dismantled “Zionist-linked” cells across the country and amid an escalating proxy war between Iran and Israel.
An Iranian long-range Ghadr missile displaying "Down with Israel" in Hebrew at a defense exhibition in Isfahan, February 8, 2023.

Iran blamed Israel for attempting another attack against its infrastructure on Thursday, this time accusing its foe of trying to sabotage its missile production operations.

The Intelligence Organization of the Iranian Defense Ministry said it had thwarted the “biggest” sabotage plot against its missile production and aerospace industries. The plot allegedly involved introducing defective parts into the production of advanced missiles and was directed by Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, the Mossad, Iranian state media reported.

Israel did not immediately comment, and has refrained in the past from discussing its military operations conducted abroad.

The news follows Iran’s Intelligence Ministry claiming on Wednesday that it had dismantled several "Zionist-linked terror bases” throughout the country, state media reported. Iran said the armed groups also had bases in Europe, but did not provide specific details.

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