Daily Israel Report

Israel Attacked Itself in Burgas, Iran Claims

Israeli agents attacked their own people in Bulgaria, Iran claims.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 7/26/2012, 9:00 AM

Suitcase of tourist at scene of Burgas attack
Suitcase of tourist at scene of Burgas attack
Reuters

Israeli agents attacked their own people in Bulgaria, Iran claims.

The United Nations representative for the Islamic Republic on Wednesday accused Israel of plotting to attack its own tourists in Bulgaria.

"It's amazing that just a few minutes after the terrorist attack, Israeli officials announced Iran was behind it,” said Iranian Ambassador Mohammed Khazaee.

At a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, he claimed that Israel itself was responsible for the suicide bombing that killed five of its citizens and their Bulgarian driver as they were boarding a tour bus in the parking lot at the international airport in Burgas a week ago.

"We have never and will not engage in such a despicable attempt on... innocent people,” Khazaee said. “Such a terrorist operation could only be planned and carried out by the same regime whose short history is full of state terrorism operations and assassinations aimed at implicating others for narrow political gains.”

In response, Israel's Ambassador to the U.N., Chaim Waxman, expressed no surprise at Iran's attempt to evade responsibility.

He said in a statement, “These comments are appalling but not surprising, given that they come from the same government that called the 9/11 attack a conspiracy theory, and that denies the Holocaust.”