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Publish Date : Wednesday 15 February 2012 - 07:26
Iran denies Israeli claims on Thai blasts
Iran denies Israeli claims on Thai blasts
Islam Times - The Islamic Republic of Iran has dismissed Israel's allegations that Tehran was behind Tuesday's explosions in the Thai capital Bangkok.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast condemned the blasts and said that Israeli agents are often the perpetrators of such terrorist acts.

On Tuesday, a man hurled a grenade at Thai police and a cab. The attacker was injured seriously in the blast. Bangkok police say they found Iranian identification documents on the maimed man.

Earlier in the day, a house rented by three men, who police say were Iranians, exploded when a cache of explosives went off by accident. Soon after that, there was a third blast on a nearby road, Thai police said.

The three explosions in Bangkok happened a day after bomb attacks targeted Israeli embassy staff in India and Georgia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran was behind the attacks. Iran rejected the accusations as baseless and said that they are a part of Tel Aviv’s psychological warfare campaign against Iran.

In New Delhi, an Israeli diplomat was injured when an embassy car exploded on Monday. The woman made it to the Israeli embassy, and then was transferred to a nearby hospital. The Israeli ambassador to India was not hurt in the New Delhi attack.

In the second attack, a Georgian national working for the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi discovered a bomb underneath his car during his drive to the embassy. The bomb was defused before it exploded.
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