NYPD Says Iran Has Conducted Surveillance In New York City

Fox News is reporting that Iranians with ties to the Tehran government have been caught videotaping and snapping photos of New York City landmarks several times over the past few years, a top city police official testified Wednesday, as he warned the city could be the “ideal target” for Iran if tensions escalate.

According to the report, Mitchell Silber, the NYPD’s director of intelligence analysis, told Congress that Iranians may be using “diplomatic cover” to conduct “hostile reconnaissance” on America’s biggest city. he also cited a string of incidents where law enforcement reportedly questioned Iranians, who turned out to be working with the Iranian mission to the United Nations or in some other way tied to the government.

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