Iran denies Israeli embassy attacks
Updated: 2012-02-14 06:48
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday laid direct blame for the two attacks on Iran and Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah.
"In the last few months, we have been witnessing to several attempts to harm Israelis and Jews in a number of countries: in Azerbaijan, in Thailand, and elsewhere... In all of the cases, the entities behind the attacks were Iran and its collaborator, Hezbollah," Netanyahu said at a meeting of the Knesset (parliament) ruling Likud faction Monday afternoon, according to a statement from the prime minister's office.
"This just means that the State of Israel and its citizens face a daily threat of terror, both physical and diplomatic. We know exactly who's responsible for the attack and who planned it, and we're not going to take it lying down," Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was quoted by the Ha'aretz daily as saying after Monday's attacks.
Israel "will fight terror, both within its borders, and beyond them", the foreign minister vowed.
The Israeli embassies and consulates worldwide raised alert after the incidents.
People pass by the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi, Feb 13, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]