UK: MI5 claims Iranian regime organised ten kidnap and death plots

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“There have been at least 10 potential threats by Iran to kidnap or kill British or UK-based people this year. The figure was revealed by the head of MI5, Ken McCallum, in his annual update on threats facing the UK. Mr McCallum also warned the UK ‘must be ready for Russian aggression for years to come.’ But he said Russia had suffered a strategic setback after a mass expulsion of its spies around the world in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. ‘No one should be under any illusion about the breadth and variety of the threats we face in 2022,’ Mr McCallum told an audience inside Thames House, the security service’s London headquarters. He warned the biggest shifts his service was seeing came in threats posed by other states who were ‘not squeamish about the tactics they deploy.'” (11/16/22)