Jerusalem: The Iranian government has asked its citizens to refrain from traveling to the United Arab Emirates (Gulf Arab states) and Bahrain in anticipation of attacks by Iranian targets. Iran has threatened to strike Israeli targets following the assassination of its top nuclear scientist, prompting Israel to issue travel advice.
Iran has accused Israel of being behind the killing of the scientist. However, Israel has not yet commented on the allegations. Israel had recently signed agreements establishing diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, following which thousands of Israeli tourists were due to visit Gulf countries this month.