Iran Accuses Israel of Bulgaria Bus Bombing
by Shirin Moradi
During a United Nations Security Council meeting focusing on the issue of the Middle East, Iran’s representative to the United Nations Mohamad Khazaei accused Israel of “state terrorism” and deemed them responsible for the terror attack against Israeli tourists on a bus in Bulgaria last week.
In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu claimed that the attack exhibited characteristics typical of Hezbollah or Iran, and promised to carry out swift justice against them. Some Israeli sources also suggested that the attack was perpetrated in retaliation for last year’s killings of Iranian nuclear scientists, which Iran accused Israel of orchestrating.
Khazaei accused the government of Israel of plotting the bombing in Bulgaria and conspiring to indict Iran.
“It is strange that only a few minutes after the explosion, Israeli officials said that Iran had planned the attack,” Khazaei said.
He opined that Israel had masterminded the attacks in order to further its own political agenda and claimed that the attack would not mark the first time Israel has plotted against its own civilians.
“These terrorist attacks can only be planned and executed by a regime whose short history has been full of terrorist activities and assassinations. They accuse others of perpetrating these attacks in order to pursue their own limited political purposes,” Khazaei said.
Israeli deputy UN representative Chaim Waxman recalled the bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina eighteen years ago, the anniversary of which coincided with the Bulgaria bus bomber.
“Eighteen years ago, a bomb destroyed a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Eighty-five people were killed and hundreds more injured. The Islamic Republic of Iran- a member of the United Nations – and its agent Hezbollah were responsible for the attack,” Waxman said.
Waxman noted that last week’s explosion resulted in the deaths of six civilians, including a pregnant women and the Muslim bus driver, and injured thirty others.
“Again, Iran and Hezbollah were responsible for this attack,” Waxman asserted.
In response to Iranian charges of Israel involvement in the attack, Waxman issued a statement condemning the Iranian regime.
“A speech expressing such hatred is to be expected from a regime that labeled 9/11 a conspiracy and that denies the Holocaust,” Waxman said.
Some Islamic Republic officials and elements of the Iranian media have explicitly or implicitly questioned Al-Qaeda’s involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and have suggested that the United States itself, Israel, or a secret organization may have been responsible for the attacks. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has also in several speeches expressed skepticism about the Holocaust and has claimed that the Zionist movement fabricated the story as a means of founding the state of Israel.
The Bulgarian authorities are still in the process of investigating the attack and have not released any detailed information about possible perpetrators.
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