Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazayee categorically denied the allegations raised by the Zionist regime about Tehran's involvement in a terrorist attack in Bulgaria, and said Israel is the only regime able to plot and carry out such terrorist acts.
"It's amazing that just a few minutes after the terrorist attack, Israeli officials announced that Iran was behind it," Khazayee said, addressing a UN Security Council meeting.
He said that Iran condemns any form of terrorist act, emphasizing that such acts could only be carried out by Israel itself.
"While condemning any terrorist attack in whatever form and manifestation, with regard to the terrorist attack in Bulgaria, I should make it clear that we have never (engaged) and will not engage in such a despicable attempt," he added.
"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," he said.
The Iranian envoy said that he could provide many examples showing that the regime "killed its own citizens and innocent Jewish people during the last couple of decades".
He said that Iran was itself a victim of terrorism, citing the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists as an example.
A deadly attack against Israeli tourists took place in the Black Sea city of Burgas, 400 kilometers (248 miles) East of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, last week.
Israeli officials accused Iran and the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah of carrying out the attack.
In relevant remarks, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast, too, strongly rejected the allegations, and said, "The Zionist regime as master of state and organized terrorism has its hands in blood of innocent Lebanese, Palestinian and other nationalities."
The diplomat pointed out that the Zionist regime that has a direct role in terror of Iran's nuclear scientists engages in lodging baseless accusations against other countries in order to distract the attention of the international community from its terrorist activities being carried out throughout the world.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
"Iran: Israel Only Culprit behind Bus Explosion in Bulgaria" (Fars News-Iran)
Not many people know it, but the Imam was a terrific dancer: