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Peres: 'Israel Will Not be Bullied'

President Shimon Peres said Israel would not be bullied by attacks on its diplomatic staff in India and Georgia, blames Iran.
By A7 Staff
First Publish: 2/13/2012, 6:51 PM

President Shimon Peres
President Shimon Peres
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President Shimon Peres on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on against Israel's diplomatic staff in India and Georgia.

"Israel will not be bullied by these terrorist attacks and will continue to act to protect all of its citizens anywhere in the world." Peres said.

"Iran is a global exporter and financier of terrorism," Peres said, emphasizing Tehran was behind the attacks.

Peres was also updated on the ongoing security collaboration between Israel, India, and Georgia at the scenes of the attacks.

"I call on our Ambassadors to express Israel's gratitude for the exemplary cooperation we have received from the Indian and Georgian security services," he said.

Peres also asked for an update on the condition of Tal Yehoshua Koren,  the wife of Israel's Defense Attache in Dehli, who was rushed to a hospital following the attack.

"I send the wishes of the State of Israel for a speedy recovery for Tal," Peres reportedly told Israel's ambassador to India.