Scoop: Israel passed White House intelligence on possible Iran plot

Barak Ravid – AXIOS May 6, 2019

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Israel passed information on an alleged Iranian plot to attack U.S. interests in the Gulf to the U.S. before national security adviser John Bolton threatened Iran with “unrelenting force” last night, senior Israeli officials told me.

Why it matters: Bolton’s unusual and aggressive statement included news that the U.S. would move an aircraft carrier to the region. The officials said intelligence gathered by Israel, primarily by the Mossad intelligence agency, is understood to be part of the reason for Bolton’s announcement.

Behind the scenes: Information about possible Iranian plots against the U.S. or its allies in the Gulf was raised two weeks ago in talks held at the White House between an Israeli delegation headed by national security adviser Meir Ben Shabbat and a U.S. team led by Bolton, the Israeli officials told me.

  • The intelligence about a possible Iranian plot is not very specific at this stage, but the officials said it was clear the threat was against a U.S. target in the Gulf or U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia or the UAE.

The bottom line: An Israeli official told me Mossad drew several scenarios for what the Iranians might be planning:

“It is still unclear to us what the Iranians are trying to do and how they are planning to do it, but it is clear to us that the Iranian temperature is on the rise as a result of the growing U.S. pressure campaign against them, and they are considering retaliating against U.S. interests in the Gulf.”

— Israeli official



5 responses to “Scoop: Israel passed White House intelligence on possible Iran plot”

  1. While we have our people living on the streets
    and the country over run with foreigners
    your government wants to spend your money on another holocaust memorial for london
    the jews want it ? let them pay

  2. Another false flag same as bay of tonkin and 9/11 the former and latter with israel finger prints. Iran has never attacked anyone. However i now read iran is setting aside part of the terms of the jcpoa viz enrichment probably in defence against any usa and its allied attack and pompeo in iraq explains the usa strategic move in this regard to protect the usa derrier

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  4. *sarcasm on* I never would have guessed it was the loyal, caring friends of the United States, Israel, who would have shared such vital information about the threat Iran poses to the peace-loving people of the world. *sarcasm off*

    If there is any attack on US interests in the Gulf, then you can bet your bottom dollar it will actually be the maniacal Zionazis behind it. I’m guessing the jews are going to blow up a US aircraft carrier over there and try to pin it on Iran.