© Reuters. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on May 29, 2022. Jill Cohen-Magen/Paul via Reuters/File Photo
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that Iran would not get away with inciting attacks through its proxies, a week after the killing of a Revolutionary Guards colonel in Tehran who blamed Israel.
Hassan Sayyad Kheddi, accused by Israel of plotting attacks against its citizens around the world, was shot dead while he was driving by two people on a motorbike. This tactic was reminiscent of previous killings in Iran that focused on nuclear scientists and were largely attributed to the Mossad.
The semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency said guards had spotted members of an Israeli intelligence network and arrested them after the shooting in Tehran.
Bennett’s office, which oversees the Mossad intelligence service, declined to comment on the assassination.
However, in a radio address to his ministers on Sunday, Bennett accused Iran of repeatedly targeting Israeli interests.
“For decades, the Iranian regime has practiced terror against Israel and the region through proxies and envoys, but the leader of the octopus, Iran itself, enjoys impunity,” Bennett said.
As we said, the era of Iranian regime immunity is over. “He who finances terrorists, who arms terrorists, and who sends terrorists will pay the full price,” he added.
Iran promised to avenge Khoday’s killing and pointed the finger at Israel.