Timing of report on ‘Israeli hit’ could aid Biden-Israel relations


The assassination could make the Biden administration less inclined to go soft on Iran. A New York Times report that says Israel took out one of the world’s most-wanted Al-Qaeda terrorists in Tehran has major implications for the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. First, it illustrates the close relationship between Israel and the United States in combatting terrorism. Second, it could make the new administration more cautious about going soft on an Iran that hosting an Al-Qaeda operative wanted for US embassy bombings in the 1990s. Initial reports said that Abu Muhammad Al-Masri was killed at the “behest” of the US. Abu Muhammad al-Masri was killed several months ago in August, so why did the information only come out in November?

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