‘Israeli regime, source of terror’
Pictures shows a vehicle that exploded near the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi on February 14, 2012
The Iranian Embassy in Ankara has categorically rejected Tel Aviv’s allegation that Tehran was involved in recent attacks on Israeli embassy staff in Georgia and India, calling the Israeli regime ‘source of terror.’
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Iran’s embassy said that the Israeli regime sees its ‘illegitimate life’ contingent on conducting acts of terror and seeking dangerous adventurism.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran considers the Zionist regime [of Israel] and its supporters as the main suspects in the terrorist attacks [in New Delhi and Tbilisi on Monday] and holding Iran accountable for the recent assaults is groundless,” the statement added.
The embassy also noted that the suspicious terrorist attacks on some Israeli embassy staffers “have been planned and carried out by the Zionist regime’s officials” and followed by anti-Iran propaganda to tarnish the image of the Islamic Republic.
In the New Delhi incident, an Israeli diplomat was injured when an embassy car exploded. The woman made it to the Israeli embassy, from where she was transferred to a nearby hospital. The incident did not inflict harm on the Israeli ambassador.
In the other attack, a Georgian national working for the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi discovered a bomb underneath his car, which was later defused.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has alleged that Iran was behind the attacks.
The embassy statement added that, as the biggest victim of terrorism, Iran condemns every act of terror and regards Tel Aviv’s recent plot as a ‘futile effort’ to divert the public opinion from the Israeli regime’s terrorist acts in the Tel Aviv-occupied Palestinian territories as well as Tel Aviv’s such acts against Iranian nuclear scientists.
On November 29, 2010, unidentified terrorists attached bombs to the vehicles of Iranian nuclear scientists, Majid Shahriari and Dr. Fereydoun Abbasi, also the current head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, and detonated them. Professor Shahriari was killed immediately, but Abbasi and his wife sustained minor injuries and were rushed to hospital.
On December 2, 2010, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced that the British, Israeli, and US spying services had been involved in the terrorist attack.
Several other Iranian scientists, including Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, a lecturer at Tehran University, have been assassinated since 2007 by operatives connected to the United States and Israel.
Iran denies Israeli claims on Thai blasts
Thai bomb squad officials inspect the site of an explosion in Bangkok on February 14, 2012.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has dismissed Israel's allegations that Tehran was behind Tuesday's explosions in the Thai capital Bangkok.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast condemned the blasts and said that Israeli agents are often the perpetrators of such terrorist acts.
On Tuesday, a man hurled a grenade at Thai police and a cab. The attacker was injured seriously in the blast. Bangkok police say they found Iranian identification documents on the maimed man.
Earlier in the day, a house rented by three men, who police say were Iranians, exploded when a cache of explosives went off by accident. Soon after that, there was a third blast on a nearby road, Thai police said.
The three explosions in Bangkok happened a day after bomb attacks targeted Israeli embassy staff in India and Georgia.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran was behind the attacks. Iran rejected the accusations as baseless and said that they are a part of Tel Aviv’s psychological warfare campaign against Iran.
In New Delhi, an Israeli diplomat was injured when an embassy car exploded on Monday. The woman made it to the Israeli embassy, and then was transferred to a nearby hospital. The Israeli ambassador to India was not hurt in the New Delhi attack.
In the second attack, a Georgian national working for the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi discovered a bomb underneath his car during his drive to the embassy. The bomb was defused before it exploded.
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