Security minister Tom Tugendhat has confirmed the JC’s exclusive this afternoon by revealing that the Iranian government spied on Jews in Britain and plotted to kill them.
While delivering an urgent statement on threats to journalists in Britain, Tom Tugendhat told parliament: “Between 2020 and 2022, Iran tried to collect intelligence on UK-based Israeli and Jewish individuals.
“We believe this information was a preparation for future lethal operations.”
The Iranian regime has previously “mapped” the Jewish diaspora to identify high-profile figures to target for an assassination campaign, the JC revealed last week.
Catherine Perez-Shakdam, a Jewish woman who met Ayatollah Khamenei, said the plans were designed to ensure “the diaspora would have a very nasty surprise” in the event of an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities.
According to Perez-Shakdam, at a closed event in Iran, she was told about a plan to identify, “all the prominent NGOs run by Jews, who was doing what in each business sector, the important rabbis.”