Tehran rejects Israeli claims on Iranian role in attacks abroad
Terror attemps against Israeli targets in India and Georgia and claims by "Zionist regime" about Iran's role in these terrorist operations is another phase of psychological war against Tehran, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Monday.
According to IRNA, he added that the Zionist regime has bombed its embassies in New Delhi and Tbilisi to tarnish Iran's friendly ties with the host countries.
Mehmanparast brushed aside Israeli accusation on Iranian involvement in the bombing and said that Israel perpetrated the terrorist actions to launch a new psychological war against Iran.
He said that such terrorist actions reflected the innate nature of Israel's regime.
"Tehran condemns terrorism in strongest term as Iran has been a victim of terrorism," he noted.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson said "The Zionist regime itself is based on state terrorism and occupation."
Earlier, Iran's ambassador to India has categorically denied any type of involvement in the attack on the New Delhi embassy, whatsoever. "Any terrorist attack is condemned (by Iran) and we strongly reject the untrue and irresponsible comments by an Israeli official," Mehdi Nabizadeh was quoted as saying. "These accusations are untrue and sheer lies, like the previous times."
Speaking to some members of his Likud party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for the attacks that wounded at least two people, one of them an Israeli woman.
A hitman on a motorbike fixed a suspected magnetic bomb on an Israeli embassy car in the Indian capital on Monday, police 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.