Iran denies involvement in Bulgaria bus bombing

After Hezbollah's denial of involvement in Burgas attack, Tehran says it is "against any form of terrorism."

By REUTERS
February 8, 2013 12:52
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ZAKA worker at site of bombing.

ZAKA worker at site of bombing 390. (photo credit: Avigdor Shatran)

 
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SOFIA - Iran played no part in the bombing of a bus last year that killed Israeli tourists, its ambassador to Bulgaria said on Friday, rejecting Israeli charges that it was involved in the attack.

Bulgaria has accused the Iranian-backed Hezbollah of carrying out the July attack, a charge the Lebanese Shi'ite Islamist movement dismissed as part of a smear campaign by its arch foe Israel.

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"This (the attack) has nothing to do with Iran," Gholamreza Bageri told reporters. "We are against any form of terrorism and strongly condemn such actions."

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this week accused Hezbollah and Iran of waging a "global terror campaign" after the attack in Burgas, which killed five Israeli tourists, their Bulgarian driver and the bomber.

Given the link to an attack on European Union soil, Brussels is considering adding Hezbollah - which is part of the Lebanese government and waged a brief war with Israel in 2006 - to its list of terrorist organizations.

The United States already lists Hezbollah as a terrorist group and US and Israeli authorities want the European Union to take a similar position, which would mean Brussels could act to freeze its assets in Europe.

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