Israel Monday asked its diplomats at missions around the world to be vigilant after Iran said evidence indicates that Israeli intelligence agents had a direct role in the assassination of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist.

Iran PressMiddle East: Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz sent a cable to all its diplomats around the world urging them to maintain the highest level of readiness and awareness of any irregular activity.

Israeli daily Maariv reported that the ministry ordered its diplomats to follow tight security procedures to guard against any terrorist attacks on Israeli diplomatic missions.

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Israel, behind assassination of Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

On Saturday, Israel placed its embassies around the world on high alert amid fears of possible retaliation by Iran over the assassination.

Fakhrizadeh was assassinated by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of the capital Tehran on Friday.

Most Iranian officials held Israel responsible for the killing, vowing a fierce response.

During Fakhrizadeh's funeral on Monday, Defense Minister Amir Hatami vowed that Tehran would not leave the assassinateion unavenged.

A spokesman for the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee also said in a statement that Israeli fingerprints in the killing were clear.