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Iran denies Israeli embassy attacks

2012-02-13 22:34

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday denied Israeli accusations that it was behind attacks on Israeli embassy staff in Georgia and India, Al-Alam television said, quoting the foreign ministry spokesperson.

"We categorically reject the accusations made by the Zionist regime. They are part of a propaganda war," Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying by the Arabic-language channel.

"Iran condemns all acts of terrorism," he added.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for the attacks that wounded at least two people, one of them an Israeli woman.

"Iran is behind these attacks. It is the biggest exporter of terror in the world," Netanyahu told members of his rightwing Likud party.

The Israeli leader said there had been a number of attempts to harm Israelis and Jews in recent months, in places such as Thailand and Azerbaijan, in a series of attacks co-ordinated by Tehran and Lebanon's Shi'ite militia Hezbollah.

"In all these incidents, those responsible were Iran and its protege Hezbollah," he said.

Israel would continue to act "with a firm hand" to stamp out "international terror coming from Iran", he warned.

On Monday a car outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi exploded in a ball of fire, injuring two people, one of whom was an Israeli woman, Netanyahu said.

Separately, the Georgian interior ministry confirmed that police in the capital Tbilisi had defused an explosive device found in the car of an Israeli embassy employee.

Mehmanparast said Iran "has also been the victim of terrorist actions," adding that "the Zionist regime itself is based on state terrorism and occupation" in reference to Israeli-occupied Palestinian land.

Comments
  • Jaba - 2012-02-14 06:30

    Iranian denials .... .... aren't credible. Do you think Israel hasn't already examined the remnants of the bomb in both blasts? Do you think Israel doesn't know a particular "signature" (yes, all bombmakers have signatures)? If the Israeli government says that Iran and its terrorist toadie Hezbollah are responsible, there is every reason to believe them coming, as it does, hot on the heels of Iran's vow to target Israeli government officials overseas. Iran is playing a very dangerous game. They may suffer consequences so dire in nature that their repressive regime will not survive.

      Fidel - 2012-02-14 08:29

      @Bones They think everyone is stupid. Their fear is thinking for themselves and so rely on hired commentators to do the thinking for them. They have been given large brains by mistake since a spinal cord would have sufficed.

      Jaba - 2012-02-14 08:32

      Israel has not denied nor accepted responsibility for the Iranian Scientists. And there is a difference between a scientist trying to build an A-Bomb and a mother picking up her kids in India. After the last scientist’ death – Iran’s F.M. promised to make Israeli diplomats a target two month ago – it seems like he has kept that promise, however the Ayatollahs can not take the responsibly and as such the denial now. PS. trust me Israel will not physically attack any Iranian site. The worm is just fine.

      mogammatw - 2012-02-14 08:58

      @Jaba And if israel says the moon is falling from the sky they are correct even though we see that it is not falling. You are beyond hopeless honestly. You can’t think for yourself. Wake up man!!!

  • Fred - 2012-02-14 07:07

    Yeah right.

  • Fidel - 2012-02-14 07:25

    "Iran is behind these attacks. It is the biggest exporter of terror in the world," Netanyahu told members of his rightwing Likud party. What terror does the world actually see? The world sees the terror that Israel, protected by Washington, inflicts on the Palestinians. The world sees the terror that the US inflicts on Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Latin America and now Africa, with Syria, Lebanon, and Iran waiting in the wings. The biggest exporter of terror in the world is US of A! It's called STATE TERRORISM.

  • Garth - 2012-02-14 07:52

    "Iran condemns all acts of terrorism," he added. That is one of the most laughable statements that I have read in long time. Almost as funny as Fidel's posts. This Iranian toadie has all the creditability of a useless anc politician. Agree with Jaba - its all about signatures. Iran is clutching at straws in an effort to survive their intra-religious conflicts and the world's condemnation and opposition to their nuclear arming. They may be the remnants of an ancient civilisation, but they will be ancient history is they persist upon this path of foolishness.

      Fidel - 2012-02-14 08:14

      "Nato admits Afghan children killed" State terrorism at its best. Now google the same statement and see how many hits you come up with. NATO has killed more innocent women, children and men for the past 12 years starting in Serbia. That is a historical fact!

  • Fidel - 2012-02-14 08:06

    There's an economic war being waged by the western hawks and their lackeys against Iran. India has refused to be part of this unjust war, has full diplomatic ties with Iran and has pledged to use its vast gold reserve to trade with Iran, by-passing the dollar coupons. What better way to cause diplomatic distrust between the two countries and bring India on side. Georgia is just a pantsy! I hope the Indian intelligence agencies look at all possibilities.

      ludlowdj - 2012-02-14 12:04

      Do not forget that Russia has just authorized a 22 Billion Dollar arms upgrade specifically in the area of ICBM's and counter measures, they have also stopped the dismantling of nuclear warheads under the disarmament treaty and have issued public statements to the US to back off or face the possibility of a nuclear exchange, while deploying battleships in the Gulf as a temporary damping effect. China has also officially stated that it will support Iran even if such support leads to a third world war. China can mobilize a bigger military force than the US and in less than half the time. On a missile for missile basis China and Russia outgun the US in the sphere of intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as nuclear warheads, North Korea will lend full support to China as well. The bottom line is that Israel has for years tried unsuccessfully to force the US into a War with Iran, however they both now face a much greater threat in the form of a unified eastern block which not only has the capability of wiping the US off the map completely but has also within the last two weeks on a least 3 separate occasions placed the ball firmly in the hands of the US, while stating that they will not hesitate to escalate the conflict to a nuclear exchange should the US continue hostilities in Iran

  • ludlowdj - 2012-02-14 11:49

    Israels history of false flags would suggest that the Israeli themselves planted and detonated both bombs. Something they are not only capable of but which they seem to enjoy doing on a fairly regular basis. Their track record of assassination and what can only be described as hits against threats on foreign soil, suggest a people who will do anything to protect their own interests.

      Garth - 2012-02-14 17:22

      You should have waited for the later bulletins attached to this before spouting such anti-Israeli ignorance . . .. And China and Russia and North Korea to the aid of Iran against the USA. Don't be fooled by your naivete. Do you honestly think that the US stands alone? On which side do you see Saudi Arabia? Oh, yes, forgot about NATO too! And Russia and China standing together as one . . . not on your life! `Will not hesitate to escalate the conflict to a nuclear exchange . . .' where do you dream this stuff up? How old are you and your bedfellow fidel?

  • Fred - 2012-02-15 07:41

    Lots of thumbs-up for Jaba; lots of thumbs-down for Fidel and Patrick. All's right in the world.

  • Ax - 2012-02-20 18:34

    all the comments in the world wont change the general opinions. those with pre conceived ideas against musilms and arabs wont change, those blindingly supporting isreal wont either, waste of time

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