Iran tried to carry out "terror attacks" targeting Israeli businesspeople in Cyprus, a spokesman for the Israeli government said Monday, following reports of an attempted assassination of Israeli-Cypriot billionaire Teddy Sagi.
Iran has denied the accusation.
Israel is "always making such a baseless allegation against the Islamic Republic of Iran," The Iranian embassy in Nicosia told Reuters.
Earlier on Monday, Cypriot police chief Stelios Papatheodorou told reporters that "a person has been arrested, in whose possession a pistol and cartridges were found."
"It is a sensitive case, which is why a remand request was held behind closed doors," Papatheodorou added.
"This is not a criminal incident," said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's spokesman, Matan Sidi. Sagi "was not the target."