Iran: Any of Israel's enemies may be behind attacks

Iranian defense minister: Any of many worldwide Israeli enemies could have staged Attacks against Israeli targets.

February 14, 2012 22:26
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Iran Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi

Iran Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)


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Israel suffers from having too many enemies around the world, and one of these may have been behind recent attacks on Israeli embassies, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Tuesday, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported.

Vahidi was referring to coordinated attacks against embassy personnel in Georgia and India a day earlier.

Speaking to a crowd of reporters, Vahidi said "the conditions of the Zionist entity can be observed in all regions of the world." He added that Israel "lacks any place in the world, but is trying to fabricate its hollow position to reduce its collapse."

In response to questions regarding accusations that Iran was involved in the attacks in Georgia and India, Vahidi denied the allegations, saying that Israel was using it as a pretext to launch an attack on Iran.

On Monday, Iran said that Israel launched the attacks against its own embassies in order to "tarnish Iran's friendly ties with the host countries," after denying Israeli accusations that Tehran and its ally in Hezbollah were involved in the plots.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that "Israel perpetrated the terror actions to launch psychological warfare against Iran," according to IRNA.

He said that such actions were in Israel's "innate nature," adding that Iran condemns terrorism in the strongest terms.

Earlier Monday, the Iranian ambassador to New Delhi rejected as "sheer lies" accusations that it was involved in a bomb attack on the Israeli embassy in India.

Herb Keinon contributed to this report

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