Azerbaijan thwarts terror attack by Iran against US embassy

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    Jan 23, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Azerbaijan thwarts terror attack against Israeli, Jewish targets
    Security official in Baku links Iran to planned operation.

    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/azerbaijan-thwarts-terror-attack-against-israeli-jewish-targets-1.408705

    Three men were detained last week after planning to attack two Israelis employed by a Jewish school in Baku, the Azerbaijan Ministry of National Security has revealed. Meanwhile, an Azeri commentator considered close to the republic's president has launched a scathing indictment of Iran.

    The Azeri ministry said it had arrested a cell that planned to "kill public activists," before it became apparent that the intended victims were two Israeli Chabad emissaries, a rabbi and a teacher employed by the "Chabad Or Avner" Jewish school in Baku. The ministry said that the three men, named as Rasim Aliyev, Ali Huseynov and Balaqardash Dadashov, received smuggled arms and equipment from Iranian agents.

    [You might recall that Chabad was the target of an attack in India in 2008.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nariman_House#Attack]

    ...Wafa Guluzade, a political commentator considered close to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, warned Iran that "planning the murder of prominent foreign citizens in Azerbaijan by a band of terrorists, one of whom [Dadashov] resides in Iran, amounts to 'hostile activity' against our country."

    Guluzade said that Iran would "break all its teeth trying break us ... no Iranian provocation will influence the sociopolitical situation in Azerbaijan. Iran and its primitive ayatollahs sense their end is near and are trying to terrorize their neighbors. If they persists they will be answered by us, and by our Western allies."
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    Mar 14, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    Azerbaijan arrests 22 suspects in plot to attack Israeli, U.S. targets

    Azerbaijan's national security ministry says Iran's Revolutionary Guards is behind plot to carry out attacks against Israeli, U.S. embassies in Baku.


    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/azerbaijan-arrests-22-suspects-in-plot-to-attack-israeli-u-s-targets-1.418636

    Azerbaijan authorities have arrested 22 people suspected of plotting to attack the Israeli and American embassies in the capital Baku, AFP reported on Wednesday.

    ...A month ago, the national security ministry said it had arrested several activists belonging to the Iranian intelligence service and Hezbollah. The operatives were suspected of planning terrorist attacks against foreigners in Baku.

    ...Two months ago, three men were detained after planning to attack two Israelis employed by a Jewish school in Baku.

    ...The government said that the three men, named as Rasim Aliyev, Ali Huseynov and Balaqardash Dadashov, received smuggled arms and equipment from Iranian agents