MP Yevda Abramov, head of Baku’s Parliamentary Committee on Israel-Azerbaijan Relations, reported that Israel’s “Mossad divers neutralized an Iranian terrorists cell” targeting the 2012 Eurovision song contest in the capital.
By News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli intelligence agents were able to prevent a major terrorist attack in Azerbaijan during the 2012 Eurovision song contest in Baku, Azerbaijani MP Yevda Abramov revealed Tuesday.
Local website econbez.ru quoted Abramov as saying that “during the Eurovision song contest in Baku … Mossad divers neutralized at sea a group of terrorists who arrived from Iran to Azerbaijan.”
Abramov, who chairs Baku’s Parliamentary Committee on Israel-Azerbaijan Relations, was adamant the terrorist cell’s target was the Eurovision contest held in the capital.
He further said Mossad agents played “a key role” in helping local authorities secure the international multi-sport 2015 European Games in Baku, which saw Azerbaijan host athletes from 50 countries.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he will hold a state visit to Azerbaijan in the near future. The announcement received prominent headlines in the Azerbaijani media.
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