On Saturday, Israel put its embassies and consulates around the world on high alert after Iranian threats of possible retaliation following the assassination of nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, near Tehran, according to Hebrew mass media outlets.
They also indicated that intensive security measures have been fostered in the Jewish communities in various countries.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was considered a key figure in Tehran's nuclear program, became the fifth Iranian nuclear scientist to have been assassinated since 2010.
A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said the ministry did not comment on matters of security regarding its representatives abroad.
Iran has blamed Israel for the killing of Fakhrizadeh, who died on Friday after gunman ambushed him in his car.
[caption id="attachment_179095" align="alignnone" width="1024"] This photo released by the semi-official Fars News Agency shows the scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Absard, a small city just east of the capital, Tehran, Iran, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s was “assassinated” Friday, state television said. (Fars News Agency via AP)[/caption]
Later on Friday, Iran also wrote in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council, stressing that there are “serious indications of Israeli responsibility” in the assassination and that it reserves the right to defend itself.
Iran warned against ” any adventuristic measures ” by the United States, and Israel during the remainder of Donald Trump’s presidency.