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Iran pledged to Thailand not to carry out terrorist attacks against Israelis in its territory - voila! news

2022-11-29T13:21:40.081Z

The Thai government informed Israel two weeks ago that it had received a commitment from Tehran that it would not attempt to damage Israeli targets in a country that is a major tourist destination for Israelis - according to a telegram from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Iran previously tried to carry out attacks against Israelis in Thailand



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The Thai government has informed Israel that it has received a commitment from Iran, according to which it will not attempt to carry out attacks against Israeli targets on Thai soil - according to a cable from the Israeli Foreign Ministry and two senior Israeli officials who are familiar with the issue.

Koh Mak Island in Thailand (Photo: ShutterStock)

why is it important

  • Thailand is a major destination for Israeli tourists.

    In recent years, operatives of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards tried to carry out attacks against Israeli targets in Thailand.

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The big picture

  • Iran threatened to take revenge for a long series of assassinations of Iranian military officers and nuclear scientists that it attributed to Israel.

    In the past year, the Israeli Mossad thwarted several attempted attacks against Israeli diplomats, businessmen and tourists in Turkey, Georgia, Cyprus, Colombia and other countries.

Behind the Scenes

  • On November 15, a senior official at the Thai Foreign Ministry met in Bangkok with the head of the political setup at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aliza Ben Noon.

    According to a telegram from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the senior Thai diplomat informed his Israeli interlocutor of the details of his visit to Tehran in August, which focused on the security issue.

  • According to the telegram, the Director General of Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that during his talks in Tehran he asked the Iranians to ratify the commitment they gave a year earlier not to attack Israeli targets on Thai soil. Charonsuan told Ben-Nun that the Iranians agreed and repeated their promise.

  • Two senior Israeli officials confirmed to Walla!

    The details.

reminder

  • In June, the "Bangkok Post" newspaper reported that Thailand's security forces went on high alert due to fear of Iranian agents being in the country.

    The alert was raised partly following the arrest of an Iranian agent in neighboring Indonesia.

  • In November 2020, Thailand released three Iranians who were convicted of involvement in a failed attack attempt in 2012. The attack they attempted to carry out occurred a day after two similar attacks against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.

  • The three Iranians were released as part of a wider prisoner exchange deal that included the release of an Australian academic named Kaylee Moore-Gilbert, who was detained by Iran in 2018.

    According to some reports, the background to her arrest was her connections with officials in Israel.

what are they saying

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said in response: "We do not refer to the plan of diplomatic talks in the media."

  • Thailand's ambassador to Israel Panava Chandraramya said that the details in the news are incorrect.

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Source: walla

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