Iran has been “mapping” Jewish communities outside Israel to be hit by assassination squads that would be activated if Israel attacks its nuclear facilities, according to a French journalist who was one of the few Westerners to meet with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Apparently, unbeknownst to Khamenei and senior regime members, Catherine Perez-Shakdam is also Jewish.
She found out about the hit squad program while in Iran for her audience with Khamenei, according to the Jewish Chronicle. She discovered that Iran had “mapped” a large number of Jews to be targeted for assassination in the event of an Israeli attack at a high-level meeting in Tehran. The plan involved identifying senior Jewish figures and focusing on “how to strike and where.”
According to Perez-Shakdam – who also met President Ebrahim Raisi and the late Qasem Soleimani who was assassinated by the US three years ago – the kill teams would be activated in the event of a war between Israel and Iran, so that “the diaspora would have a very nasty surprise.”
She told the Chronicle that Khamenei was only afraid of one thing: an Israeli attack.
“He believes Netanyahu’s threats and he knows that, for now, Israel is militarily superior,” she said.
Perez-Shakdam, who is a Middle East analyst at the Henry Jackson Society think tank, received the info through a senior contact, the late Nader Talebzadeh, a man she referred to as “Iran’s Dr. Goebbels.”
At a private summit he organized in Tehran, she fond out about a plan “to identify all the prominent NGOs run by Jews, who was doing what in each business sector, the important rabbis. They wanted to figure out their influence and where they lived with their families in order to target them.”
She added that Talebzadeh was intent on making detailed “mapping” plans for assassinations to ensure “the diaspora pay[s] a price.”