Report: Iran Planning Attacks on U.S. Targets in Turkey

According to Turkish Zaman daily, a cell of the Quds Unit of Irans Revolutionary Guard is planning to attack U.S. embassy in Ankara.

The Turkish newspaper Zaman reported Tuesday that Turkish intelligence has warned that Irans Revolutionary Guard is planning attacks on the American embassy and American consulates throughout the country.

According to the report, Turkeys security forces have warned police in all 81 districts throughout the country, telling them to remain alert and vigilant.

Revolutionary Guard - AP - September 2011

The report states that according to Turkish intelligence, it is likely that a cell of the Quds Unit of Irans Revolutionary Guard is planning to break into the U.S. Embassy or one of its consulates. The intelligence further stated that the cell is planning on staying at a five-star hotel in the city in which the attack is being planned, cautioning forces to focus on foreigners residing in those hotels.

Moreover, the report states that Hezbollah may take part in such attacks against Americans.

According to Turkish intelligence, Iran is attempting to support the operations of small, illegal Turkish organizations in the wake of Turkeys decision to establish a NATO radar within its territory, and due to Ankaras condemnation of the Assad regime in Syria.