Australia’s intelligence agencies have taken over the investigation into the use of fake Australian passports by an assassination team in Dubai.
On Friday, the Government received the Federal Police report into claims the documents were fraudulently used by Israeli agents involved in the assassination of a senior Hamas leader in Dubai.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith has told Channel Nine he needs more information.
“I’m talking about our intelligence agencies, about ASIO and ASIS,” he said.
“There’s no point being coy about that further work is required, further consideration is required.
“When that’s done I’ll let the Government’s decision about these matters be known publicly.”
Four forged Australian passports were used in the hit on Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January this year.