Revealing Assassination of Al-Qaida's No. 2 Was Message to Biden, Israeli Sources Say

Before the Biden administration resumes talks with Tehran, Israel wishes to portray Iran as a safe house for the FBI's most-wanted, former intelligence officials say

Yaniv Kubovich
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The reports of the assassination of Al-Qaida’s No. 2 in Tehran, which the New York Times attributed to Israel, didn’t surprise the Israeli security establishment.

They acknowledge that there is close cooperation between Israeli intelligence and agencies all over the world. What intrigued them rather is the timing of the announcement, some three months after the killing and a week after Joe Biden won the U.S. election.