UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 390 (R).
(photo credit: Michael Buholzer / Reuters)
Leaders from the international community condemned efforts to attack Israeli targets in India and Georgia on Monday. In a press release, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the host authorities
to "investigate these incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice."
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also condemned the efforts to attack Israeli targets in India and Georgia on Monday.
condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing of an Israeli
diplomatic vehicle in India and the attempted attack on Israeli Embassy
personnel in Georgia,” she said in statement.
the US was ready to assist with the investigation of “these cowardly
acts,” which Israel has blamed on Iran and Hezbollah.
scourge of terrorism is an affront to the entire international
community,” she said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured
personnel in New Delhi and their loved ones.”
Minister S.M. Krishna phoned Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman Monday
and expressed his "shock" over the attack on the Israeli embassy in New
Delhi, after near simultaneous attacks were launched on the Israeli missions in India and Georgia.
to Liberman's office, Krishna said India would make all efforts to find
those responsible and bring them to justice. He also said that India
would provide the Israeli embassy with all the security it needed, and
stressed the importance that India placed on its friendship with Israel.
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Krishna visited Israel last month, the highest level Indian official to do so in more than a decade.
thanked his Indian counterpart and said Israel viewed India as a true
friend. He said this was not the first time terrorists have targeted
Israeli diplomatic missions abroad, and that "no Israel diplomat
anywhere in the world will be deterred by terrorism."
will convene a meeting of senior ministry officials in the early evening
to assess the situation and – where necessary – provide new security
directives to the country's other diplomatic missions around the world.
The United Kingdom, meanwhile, condemned the attacks and called on New
Dehli and Tbilisi to fully investigate the incidents.
shocked and appalled to hear of the attack today on an Israeli
diplomatic vehicle in New Delhi and the failed attack on another vehicle
in Tbilisi," UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said via a written
Hague called on India and Georgia to investigate the
"deliberate attacks on diplomatic staff" in New Dehli and Tbilisi,
adding that "our thoughts are with those injured and their
The European Union also condemned the aggressive
actions against Israeli diplomats, saying such attacks cannot be
"justified under any
"The High Representative condemns in the
strongest terms today’s attacks targeting personnel of the Israeli
embassies in India and Georgia," EU foreign affairs chief Catherine
Ashton's spokesperson said. "She expresses her sincere sympathy with
those who have been wounded."
"The High Representative condemns
attacks on members of diplomatic missions as she condemns all acts of
terrorism," Ashton's spokesperson said in a written statement. Hilary Leila Krieger and Herb Keinon contributed to this report
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