Israel Puts Embassies on Security Alert Following Reports It Kidnapped Iranian

Israel has issued a worldwide security alert to its embassies in the wake of reports it may have kidnapped a top Iranian general in Turkey, a senior Israeli official tells ABC News.

“This could be a reason for the Iranians to respond against us,” said the official who said he had no information on the fate of the general. Israel has denied involvement in the disappearance of the general, according to press reports.

General Ali Reza Asgari disappeared in Istanbul in early February. He is thought to have direct knowledge of Iran’s nuclear program and its ties to terror groups operating in Lebanon and Iraq.

[ABC News]

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