Australia's spy agency warned government Israel embassy move could provoke violent unrest

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Exclusive: Asio document highlights possible protests on back of Scott Morrison’s Jerusalem relocation and Iran nuclear deal withdrawal suggestion

Australia’s spy agency warned ministers that Scott Morrison’s proposed shift in Middle East policy to relocate the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may “provoke protest, unrest and possibly some violence in Gaza and the West Bank”.

Guardian Australia has obtained an Asio bulletin, marked secret, AUSTEO (Australian eyes only), circulated on 15 October – the day before Morrison’s announcement – that notes that the putative shift would “attract international attention”.

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