Iranian national accused of planning attack on Israeli Embassy in Nepal


(JTA) — An Iranian man believed to be planning a terror attack on the Israeli Embassy in Katmandu was turned over to Nepalese police by the embassy’s security.

Mohsin Khosravian was arrested last week and remains in custody, according to The Himalayan news website. 

Khosravian was caught scouting the embassy building and discovered to have a fake Israeli passport by security personnel. He had acquired the passport in Kuala Lumpur sometime after March 31 and used it to enter Nepal.

Nepal Police’s Central Bureau of Investigation and Special Bureau are investigating his "frequent and suspicious visits" to the Israeli Embassy area, The Himalayan reported. He has been charged under the Public Offense Act.

Khosravian, who has been married to a Thai woman for five years, has been living in Bangkok since 2004.

Israel has accused Iran of being involved in coordinated attacks on Israeli missions in New Delhi, India, and Tbilisi, Georgia, on Feb. 13, 2012.

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