Iranian terrorist Said Moradi
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Lieberman and his Croatian counterpart
Photo: AFP

FM: Israel knows how to handle Iranian threat

In meeting with Croatian leaders Lieberman says Israel will stand strong in face of terror threat following latest attacks

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday met with the Croatia's President Ivo Josipovic and Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic. He told the two that the latest attacks against Israeli targets were further proof that Iran is trying to destroy Israel.


Iran is the most damaging force threatening world peace, Lieberman said. He explained that Tehran was the biggest funder of global terror and is committed to annihilating the Jewish State.


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The foreign minister told Josipovic that the Western world must act resolutely against Iran on all levels.


He noted that while Jews were an easy target for "crazy dictatorships" they are not the only one. He stressed that Israel and its envoys around the world will stand strong in the face of Iranian terror and that Israel's defense establishment will know how to handle the threat. The rest of the world's sane countries must do the same, he said.

ליברמן ויוסיפוביץ'. קריאה מרומזת לפעולה נגד איראן (צילום: AFP)

Lieberman and Croatian President Josipovic (Photo: AFP)


Meanwhile, additional details regarding the Bangkok bombing are surfacing. A worker at the hotel where the Iranian terrorist who blew himself up was staying said Wednesday that the man did not raise any suspicion among the hotel staff. The terrorist, Said Moradi, was badly injured when he tried to board a taxi, apparently with the aim of assassinating the Israeli ambassador in Thailand.


"Moradi was polite and I can't believe he could be a terrorist. He was well dressed, like a young entrepreneur," the worker remarked. He noted that Moradi arrived at the hotel on February 8 and did not leave his room, even for breakfast. He left the hotel a day before the attack.


A Thai news website reported that hotel staff noticed that Moradi had hosted a friend who was carrying a large briefcase. One of the workers said, "We don’t check what the guests bring inside."


The issue of terror directed against Israeli targets abroad was also discussed at the Ministerial Committee on National Security Affairs.





פרסום ראשון: 02.15.12, 19:00
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