Eliezer Rumpler, from the Lev Tahor Haredi Jewish sect arrives at the Jerusalem District Court for a court hearing on June 28, 2020.

Group leaders pledged allegiance to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Hundreds of members of an extremist Jewish group, Lev Tahor, are attempting to travel to Iran for asylum.

Lev Tahor, an anti-Zionist sect currently based in Guatemala, is composed of around 280 members.

Many in the group hold Israeli citizenship, sparking fears among relatives that the group’s arrival will cause a severe diplomatic crisis, according to The Times of Israel.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it is utilizing “a variety of channels” in an effort to resolve the situation, Haaretz reported.