Indian police inspect bombed car in New Delhi 390 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma)
Israel will take this week’s bombings attacks in India, Georgia and Thailand to
the UN Security Council, in a move reminiscent of action Saudi Arabia initiated
in the world body in November after the US uncovered an Iranian plot to kill
Riyadh’s envoy to Washington.
Diplomatic officials said the Foreign
Ministry was drawing up a “letter of complaint” to be taken to the Security
In November, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution by a
vote of 106- 9 deploring the plot to kill the Saudi envoy in Washington, and
calling on Iran to cooperate in bringing those responsible to justice. The
resolution also called on Iran to respects its obligations in protecting
Patrick Clawson, research director at Washington’s Institute
for Near East Policy, told The Jerusalem Post
that this resolution provided an
opening for Israel to go to the UN and again get it to discuss Iranian
involvement in these types of activities, and further isolate Iran.
Foreign Ministry’s drafting of the letter came shortly after the security
cabinet, holding a regularly scheduled Wednesday meeting, discussed the spate of
bombing attacks, and received a briefing on “preventive measures” taken against
the “Iranian terror attacks.”
According to a statement released after the
meeting, security officials presented the senior ministers with a report of
Iran’s’ “deep involvement” in repeated efforts to attack Israeli targets around
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, meanwhile, urged the world
to unequivocally condemn Tehran for its attacks on Israeli diplomats abroad,
saying that if this phenomenon was not nipped in the bud immediately, it would
“Iran is the largest exporter of terrorism in the world,”
Netanyahu said at a meeting in the Knesset in honor of visiting Croatian
President Ivo Josipovic.
“Iran’s terrorist activities are currently
evident to everyone,” he said. “Iran is undermining the stability of the world.
It is attacking innocent diplomats around the world. The countries of the world
must condemn these acts and draw a red line against Iranian
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, during a meeting with
Josipovic and his Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic, also urged the West to respond
decisively to Iran’s behavior, “because just as we have seen in the past, the
Jews are the convenient first target for crazy dictatorships, but not the
Liberman said the series of attacks carried out in recent days
against Israel’s embassies in India, Georgia and Thailand were further proof
that Iran is “the most damaging element to world peace.”