Reports: Albania Expels Iranian Diplomats over Attack Plot Against Israelis

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama attends the second day summit meeting of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Zagreb on December 4. 2018. - Leaders of Central Europe arrived in Zagreb to attend a two day summit meeting of the CEI which is taking place in Zagreb and which marks …

The Jerusalem Post reports: The government of Albania on Wednesday ejected two Iranian agents alleged to have plotted terrorist attacks in the country, including targeting Israelis.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted, “I commend PM Edi Rama’s expulsion of two Iranian agents who plotted terrorist attacks in Albania. European nations have thwarted three Iranian plots this year alone. The world must stand together to sanction Iran’s regime until it changes its destructive behavior.”

The foiled plot is related to Iranians who planned to attack a World Cup soccer match between Albania and Israel in 2016. National Security Advisor John Bolton wrote on his Twitter feed: “Prime Minister Edi Rama of Albania just expelled the Iranian ambassador, signaling to Iran’s leaders that their support for terrorism will not be tolerated. We stand with PM Rama and the Albanian people as they stand up to Iran’s reckless behavior in Europe and across the globe.”

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