Azerbaijan Releases Israeli Embassy- Bomb Plotters to Iran

Baku radar station

Israel was taken by surprise by the Azerbaijan government’s sudden decision to release two Lebanese Hezbollah members and an Iranian citizen serving prison sentences for plotting attacks in Feb. 2009 on the Israeli embassy in Baku and a key early warning radar station guarding against Iranian missile fire.

DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that Israel, which has extensive and strategically important ties with Azerbaijan has preferred to deal with this setback discreetly, although it could be as potentially damaging as the breach with Turkey – especially if Baku goes the way of Ankara and fosters closer relations with Tehran, its southeastern neighbor.

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