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Iran denies responsibility for embassy attack

Israeli accusations that Tehran was behind bomb attack in India 'sheer lies,' Iranian official says

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Latest Update: 02.13.12, 18:30 / Israel News

Iran rejects as "sheer lies" accusations that it was involved in a bomb attack on the Israeli embassy in India, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Islamic Republic's ambassador to New Delhi as saying on Monday.

 

"Any terrorist attack is condemned (by Iran) and we strongly reject the untrue comments by an Israeli official," Mehdi Nabizadeh was quoted as saying by IRNA. "These accusations are untrue and sheer lies, like previous times."

 

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Meanwhile, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman joined the verbal attack on Israel, saying that Tehran "rejects the Zionist regime's accusations, which are part of a propaganda war." The comments were made to Iranian Arabic-language channel al-Alam.

 

Bibi: Iran, Hezbollah behind attack 

Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran and Hezbollah of being behind Monday's double terror attack on the Israeli embassies in India and Georgia.

 

India attack (Photo: AFP Photo/NDTV(
India attack (Photo: AFP Photo/NDTV(

 

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who was briefed on Monday's events, also said that Israel was aware of the culprits behind the attacks.

 

"Israeli diplomats are on the front lines," he said, adding that Israel "knows how to identity who is responsible for the blast."

 

An explosion tore through an Israeli diplomat's car in the vicinity of the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, India, Monday, wounding the wife of an Israeli Defense Ministry representative and her driver

 

Israeli Embassy Spokesman David Goldfarb confirmed that an explosion took out a diplomat's car. The injured woman was identified as Tal Yehoshua Koren. She suffered light to moderate shrapnel wounds to her lower body and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

 

Dudi Cohen and Aviel Magnezi contributed to the report

 

 

 

First Published: 02.13.12, 17:47

 

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