Were bombs against Israel produced in Tehran lab?

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 00:14

Jerusalem: Security officials are looking
into the possibility that bombs used in the recent spate of
terror attacks against Israeli targets in India, Georgia and
Thailand were produced in the same Tehran lab and smuggled out
of Iran via diplomatic mail, a media report here said.

"Diplomatic mail items are exempt from security screening
and x-raying, thereby making it easier for Iranian terror
masters to provide perpetrators with explosive devices,"
Israeli daily Yediot Ahronoth reported.

Iran`s elite al-Quds force, which is affiliated with the
Revolutionary Guards, is believed to be behind the recent
bombings in New Delhi and Bangkok, as well as the foiled
attack in Tbilisi, the daily reported today.

Israeli officials reportedly said that the global terror
offensive started several months ago and includes numerous
terror operations, most of them foiled by security forces
worldwide before materialising.

The instructions to carry out the attacks are believed to
have arrived directly from Tehran and to have received the
blessing of Iran?s top leaders, the report claimed.

Iran`s willingness to assume such risks and generate
friction with other states attests to the huge pressure faced
by Tehran and its difficulty in coping with economic
sanctions, the assassination of nuclear scientists, and the
American threat to operate in the Hormuz Straits, officials
were quoted as saying.

As Israel`s ambassadors enjoy a high level of security,
Iranian terrorists are believed to be setting their sights on
low-level diplomats and the spouses of Israeli envoys, they
said.

Israel has stepped up security for its diplomats working
overseas and instructed them to operate from home and avoid
travelling to their embassies in vulnerable countries, days
after attacks in India and elsewhere.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 00:14

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