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Israel wants Iran to be made accountable for embassy blast

Published: 13th February 2013 09:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2013 09:40 AM   |  A+A-

On the first anniversary of a car bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat, Israel reiterated its call to make Iran “accountable”, even as India was thanked for its its support.

On February 13 last year, Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua Koren was badly injured, after a magnetic explosive device attached to her car exploded. The car driver and two bystanders were also hurt in the bomb explosion. On the first anniversary of the attack, Israeli ambassador Alon Ushpiz said “this terrorist action is yet another chapter in a well-document campaign of the Iranian Government to kill Jews, Israelis and especially Israeli diplomats, around the world - from Buenos Aires to New Delhi, from Bangkok to Baku.”

“The terrorists, who committed this heinous attack and the Government of Iran that sent them, must be made accountable,” he said in a written statement. Iran had strongly denied its involvement in the attack. The Israeli envoy said, “we were embraced by a wave of support and friendship from the government and the people of India.”“We are grateful for this and for the security that the Indian authorities provided us,” said Ushpiz.

India has arrested a journalist who is now out on bail. India had issued arrest warrants for four Iranian nationals.

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