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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05782918 Date: 02/13/2016
October 12, 2011
For: Hillary
From: Sid
Re: Saudi Arabia/Iran/Turkey
Classified DAS, A/GIS, DoS 02/13/2016 Class: CONFIDENTIAL
Reason: 1.4(D) Declassify on: 10/11/2026
SOURCE: Sources with access the highest levels the Government Turkey, and Saudi
Arabia, well regional and Western Intelligence services.
Hekan was speaking relation the Iranian assassination plot against the Saudi Arabian
Ambassador the United States, Adel Al-Jubier, reminding Erdogan that earlier 2011 King
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Saud and his closest advisors had raised the possibility Turkey
replacing the United States the security guarantor for the Kingdom, particularly relation
Iran. According this source, added that reporting from clandestine sources and other
liaison services, including the Saudi Government Intelligence Presidency (Rilsat Al-Istilchbarat
Al-Amah GIP), indicated that was not clear what level the Iranian Government the
operation was approved. That said Hekan believes the details the operation were certainly
known Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commanding General Mohammad Ali
Jafari, and the commander the IRGC QUDS Force, General Qassem Soleimani, well
senior officers the Ministry Intelligence and National Security (MOIS).
(Source Comment: Hekan added that the opinion TNIO analysts, influential individuals
the leadership the Iranian Government believe that the time has come establish themselves the dominant power the Middle East. the same token, the commanders the IRGC and
their political allies the Iranian regime are convinced that Saudi Arabia has been weakened
the pro-democracy movement spreading through the Middle East. addition, these sources
believe that the IRGC commanders are confident that Saudi Arabias increasingly complicated
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relationship with the United States will make difficult for the Saudi royal family and their
allies manage events the region. the meantime, these individuals added that the IRGC
and MOIS are operationally active carefully selected areas such Bahrain and Eastern Saudi
Arabia, where they can count large Shiite populations support their goals. noted that
although Saudi and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) troops were able save the Sunni rulers
Bahrain, they have been unable wrap the MOIS/IRGC clandestine operational networks
throughout the country. These operatives are position stir new unrest when the situation
(Source Comment: According this knowledgeable source, Hekan concerned that attack
against high profile target like Jubeir could lead Saudi reprisal, with subsequent retaliatory
attacks against the Saudis and their allies the IRGC and Hezbollah. the same context,
Hekan concerned that the IRGC commanders and others Iran are convinced that the United
States will not react with military force such attack. this scenario, the TNIO commander
warns, incident the region could easily lead series events that will ultimately involve
Turkish forces direct conflict with the Syrian Army, the IRGC, worst case scenario the
Iranian National Army. conclusion, these knowledgeable individuals are concerned that Western business and banking
interests the Middle East will become targets opportunity for the IRGC, Hezbollah, MOIS,
and their local supporters this rapidly developing situation. their opinion, these firms must
take all possible steps protect their interests and personnel over least the next year.
(Source Comment: separate knowledgeable source commented that looking the Jubeir
plot, not unusual for the IRGC, the MOIS, and even Hezbollah use local criminals carry
out attacks selected targets.)
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05782918 Date: 02/13/2016
September 2011
For: Hillary
From: Sid
Re: Hezbollah Cuba
During the week September 2011 extremely sensitive sources reported confidence that
the Israeli Intelligence and Security Service (Mossad) has informed the leadership the Israeli
Government that Hezbollah establishing operational base Cuba, designed support
terrorist attacks throughout Latin America. While this operation aimed particularly Israeli
diplomatic and business interests, these sources believe that Hezbollah supporters have been
instructed also begin casing facilities associated with the United States and the United
Kingdom, including diplomatic missions, major banks, and businesses the region. These
individuals believe that the Hezbollah military commanders Lebanon and Syria view these
U.S. and U.K. entities contingency targets attacked the event U.S. and British
military intervention either Syria Iran, some point the future.
(Source Comment: One particularly sensitive source noted that during the 1980s reliable
information indicated that Hezbollah carried out similar contingency casing operations against
U.S., British, and Israeli facilities and businesses Latin America, Europe and North Africa.
This source also notes that there least one precedent for operational use these contingency
plans: March 17, 1992 the terrorist group Islamic Jihad destroyed the Israeli Embassy
Buenos Aires, Argentina with bomb hidden small truck; acting behalf Hezbollah
retaliation for the death Hezbollah General Secretary Abbas al-Musawi February 1992
the hands Israeli forces. the opinion this sensitive source Hezbollah operatives cased the
Israeli Embassy earlier date part contingency plan attack that was activated
following Musawis death.)
The Hezbollah office Cuba being established under direct orders from the current General
Secretary Hasan Nasrallah, who replaced Musawi 1992. According the information
available this source, preparation for establishment the base, Nasrallah, working from
inside Lebanon, carried out secret negotiations with representatives the Cuban Government,
particularly the Cuban Intelligence Service (General Intelligence Directorate DGI), agreeing maintain very low profile inside Cuba. Nasrallah also promised take measures avoid
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any trail evidence that could lead back Cuba the event Hezbollah attack Latin
(Source Comment: According this knowledgeable individual, not clear that the DGI
assisted with either the establishment development cover for the Office.) the opinion these individuals, Nasrallah hopes link future terrorist attacks Latin
America the February 12, 2008 assassination Hezbollah senior military operative Imad
Mugniyeh Syria. While many knowledgeable individuals the Middle East believe that
Mugniyeh was killed his rivals inside Hezbollah, Nasrallah wishes link the death
Israel. According this sensitive source, Nasrallah believes that attack Latin America
would excellent symbolic gesture for such statement, since Mugniyeh credited with
organizing the 1992 Buenos Aires attack the Israeli Embassy. (Note: mentioned above.)
This same source indicated that the Hezbollah military planners believe their operational and
support cells Paraguay, Brazil and Venezuela are best prepared carry out active operations this time, they can receive effective support from the base Cuba.
(Source Comment: the opinion particularly sensitive source, these Hezbollah cells
Latin America are relatively small, and maintain low profiles their home countries. According this individual, these cells draw their base support from the Lebanese communities these
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