The Mossad was asked to assassinate Ayatollah Khomeini

23 Aug

The interview below with Yossi Alpher who was the Mossad’s former Iran desk officer reveals how the Mossad turned down a request by former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiyar to assassinate Ayatollah Khomeini.

He also talks about how if the current regime in Iran changes its stance towards Israel, there would be a very long line of Israelis willing to reestablish ties and to do business with the regime in Tehran, and the sense of betrayal which some Israelis feel towards president Obama.

Yossi Alpher has recently published a book on Israel’s relations with non-Arab countries in the region, including Iran in the 70s.

You can watch the interview here:

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