UN condemns terrorist attacks on Israeli officials (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 02/24/12)
JERUSALEM POST Articles-Index-Top
The United Nations Security Council condemned "in the strongest
terms" the terrorist attack against Israeli diplomats in New Delhi,
India and the attempted attack in Georgia´s capital Tbilisi.
The UN resolution stated that terrorism poses "one of the most
serious threats to peace and security," and said that terrorist acts
are "criminal and unjustifiable."
Israel Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor welcomed the Security Council
resolution, saying it was the first time the UNSC condemned a terror
attack against Israelis since 2005.
Prosor declared that the UN´s "breaking the silence echoes around the
world." He said the international body´s resolution would bring
solace to the wounded from the attack in New Delhi.
An Israeli diplomat´s wife, Tal Yehoshua-Koren, was wounded along
with her Indian driver, Manoj Sharma, in New Delhi near the Israeli
embassy when a sticky bomb was planted on their vehicle, exploding
and sending shrapnel flying. At the same time, in Tbilisi, an embassy
employee noticed a bomb on his vehicle while he was driving and
informed the local authorties, which sent sappers to defuse the
explosive device. No one was injured in that attack.
The UN condemnation came after Prosor sent a letter to both the
Security Council and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, requesting
that a strong and clear message be transmitted to Iran, who he said,
is directly responsible for the actions. Prosor also mentioned a
botched bombing in Thailand that occurred a day after the two attacks
in India and Georgia, which Thai defense officials said was meant to
target Israeli officials.
Iran has denied any involvement in each case, with some officials in
Tehran insisting that Israel attacked its own diplomatic personnel in
order to engage in "psychological warfare" with Iran.
Iran announced earlier this week it would participate with Thailand
to investigate the explosion in Bangkok. Tehran has not offered to
comply with the investigations in India or Georgia. (© 1995-2011, The
Jerusalem Post 02/24/12)
Return to Top
MATERIAL REPRODUCED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY