Iranian businesspeople with dual citizenship and foreign passports are leaving the Islamic Republic fearing an Israeli attack, sources say.
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They apparently fear that Israel is preparing to attack Iran's nuclear facilities to eliminate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's oft-repeated threat to annihilate the Jewish State.
In a radio interview, a Palestinian Authority business owner with strong ties in Iran reported that many Iranians fear a “major attack” by Israel that would cause “terrible damage,” especially in Tehran. The source had returned to Israel over the weekend after spending some time in Iran.
On Saturday, an explosion at an Iranian Revolutionary Guards depot near Tehran killed at least 17 soldiers, with some reports claiming that up to 27 people were killed, and two locations were involved. The cause of the explosion is not clear.
Meanwhile, Israel is indeed refusing to share its plans with anyone, including the United States, raising concerns that it may be planning a “loner attack” sometime within the next year. More