Flavio Dino, Minister of Justice of Brazil, strongly criticized Israel over an announcement by the Mossad intelligence company that it had assisted Brazilian authorities in foiling an assassination plot by the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah. The assassination would have been directed in opposition to Jewish targets in Brazil.
In an announcement, Mossad thanked Brazilian police for his or her cooperation and famous that Hezbollah continues to assault Israeli, Jewish and Western targets worldwide within the context of the Gaza conflict. Before this Brazil’s federal police introduced that they’d dismantled a terrorist plot within the state of Sao Paulo and arrested two suspects.
According to the Reuters information company, Minister Dino objected to the timing and tone of Mossad’s assertion and the connection of the arrests to the conflict in Gaza. The minister said on social platform X (previously Twitter):
Brazil is a sovereign nation and no overseas energy can command the Brazilian Federal Police”.
Dino identified that the investigation previous to Wednesday’s operation started even earlier than the worldwide escalation of the Gaza battle, so it isn’t associated to the conflict.
He added that though worldwide cooperation is very valued, they reject the management of Brazilian police businesses by any overseas authority, and the use of Brazilian investigations for political achieve or propaganda functions.
According to Minister Dino, the Mossad assertion steered that Brazil accepts Israel’s directions and takes a stand between the combatants. The subject is problematic as a result of Brazil is at the moment negotiating the protected exit of thirty of its residents trapped within the Gaza Strip.
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