French President Emmanuel Macron said the policies concerning Iran of the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia may lead to war.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin linked the sanctions to the uprising against Iran’s theocracy.
The Shin Bet said that the cell was recruited and financed by an Iranian intelligence operative living in South Africa.
Netanyahu denied the Iranian president’s claim that Israel was behind the local protests.
Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot accused Iran of working to forge a “Shi’ite crescent” running through Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain and Gaza.
The two countries aim to counter Iran’s nuclear threat, expanded missile development, interventions in Syria and support for Hezbollah.
The local Jewish community in Shiraz believes the attacks were committed by more than one person, but does not know who perpetrated them or why.
The U.S. action will “incite Muslims and inflame a new intifada and encourage extremism and violent behavior,” Iran’s foreign ministry said.
“I urge you in the policy community to help decisions makers in the capitals of Europe and Capitol Hill to take advantage of this opportunity.”
“We will not allow [Iran] to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express purpose of eradicating our state.”