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August 31, 2003 No.
563

Iranian Daily: 'Extremist Jews Plotting to Assassinate Chirac,' Mossad Agents Behind Najaf Blast

The September 1, 2003 edition of the Tehran Times released two articles - one stating that extremist Jews are plotting to assassinate French President Jacques Chirac, and the other implicating Israeli agents for the blast in Najaf on Friday. The following are excerpts from the articles:

'Jews Plot to Assassinate Chirac'

"A group of extremist Jews through establishing firm connections with the rightist groups in France try to convince them to agree with a plot to assassinate French President Jacques Chirac. The Al-Quds Al-Arabi daily reported that hardline Jews are plotting to assassinate Chirac because of his support for Islam and Arabs.

"The French security system has warned against the plot, it said. The plot is entering its operational stages, it said. A number of Israeli and Russian Jews are trying to assassinate Chirac to create insecurity in France, it added.

"The extremist Jews are in close connection with the rightist Christians in France. Recently Chirac escaped an attempt on his life when a rightist Christian shot at him, it said. Chirac's security has been beefed up. In close connection with the neo-Nazi organizations, the extremist Jews have planned to attack the Muslim mosques to create disorder in the country.

"About 700,000 Jews live in France, most of whom are in Paris. Muslims in France are about nine million, that is, nine times that of the Jews…" [1]

'Mossad Agents in Najaf Blast'

"An Iraqi analyst said traces of Mossad agents were found at the Najaf blast site where Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Baqer al-Hakim, the leader of the Supreme Assembly for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SAIRI), and more than 80 others were martyred on Friday. The analyst, who requested anonymity, told the Mehr News Agency that Zionist intelligence agents have made great efforts to infiltrate Iraqi groups in order to thwart efforts to create national unity.

"After Saddam Hussein was ousted, the Zionist regime took advantage of a lack of cooperation among the Iraqi Shia and sent a large number of extremist Jews and Mossad agents to Iraq, with the help of the occupying forces, to infiltrate Islamic groups and obtain information, the analyst said. "He added that a few months ago, a Mossad agent who knew Arabic and was quite familiar with Iraqi Muslim groups made a great effort to infiltrate organizations in southern Iraq and even influenced these groups. According to some reports… members of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have helped Zionist operatives in this mission…" [2]