Indian police inspect bombed car in New Delhi 390 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma)
Evidence that Iran was involved in bomb plots against Israeli envoys
earlier in the year has emerged from a multinational probe, British newspaper The Guardian reported Monday.
In February, Israel ambassadors were the targets of planned terror attacks in India, Thailand and Georgia.
According to the report, local Indian agencies informed ministers that a bomb attack in New Dehli
which injured the wife of the Israeli embassy's chief security officer,
was orchestrated by a an Iranian "security entity." The Guardian
stated that European intelligence officials had told the newspaper that
"they now found it difficult to judge Tehran's 'risk calculus.'"
recently it was possible to see why they were doing what they have been
doing ... Now it has become very unpredictable. It's very hard to see
the logic behind [the February bombings], other than perhaps to demonstrate
an ability to cause problems in the event of war or a desire for
revenge of some kind," The Guardian
quoted an intelligence official as saying.
According to the report, a combination of police evidence, witness statements and court documents seen by The Guardian
illustrates that the three attacks were "conducted by a well
coordinated network of about a dozen Iranians and prepared over at least
The evidence mentioned by The Guardian
comprises the identification of at least 10 Iranians suspected of
involvement in the plots, money transfers to "key individuals" from
Iran, the detection of Iranian phone connections and a flight of
suspects to Iran after the attacks.
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Following the attacks, Thai
security authorities announced
that they had discovered a “direct
connection” linking the attacks against Israeli diplomats in Georgia and
India with an Iranian terrorist cell apprehended in Bangkok.
cell, which consisted of three Iranian nationals, intended to target
Israeli diplomats, Thai Police Chief Prewpan Dhamapong said at the time.Yaakov Katz contributed to this report
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