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22 Arrested in Azerbijan for Plotting Attacks on U.S., Israel Embassies

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U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Adam Sterling. Photo: Embassy of United States in Baku Azerbaijan.

JPost – Officials in Azerbaijan announced the arrest of 22 people suspected of plotting attacks on Israeli and US embassies in the capital Baku on behalf of Iran, AFP reported Wednesday.

“Twenty-two citizens of Azerbaijan were arrested by the national security ministry for cooperating with [Iran],” the Azeri National Security Ministry said according to AFP, connecting the plots to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

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