Iran denies part in recent attacks in letter to Security Council


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Iran denied involvement in recent attacks on Israeli diplomats and accused Israel of assassinating its nuclear scientists in a letter to the U.N. Security Council.

Israel has made "unfounded allegations and distortions" against Iran over the bombs placed last week on Israeli diplomats’ cars in India and Georgia, said the letter written by Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee, the French news agency AFP reported Thursday. The India attack led to the serious injury of the wife of an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi.

The letter also denied Iran’s involvement in terror cells arrested in Indonesia and Azerbaijan.

It asserted that Israel is responsible for the recent assassination deaths of several Iranian nuclear scientists.

Iran has "suffered from terrorist acts including assassinations of her nuclear scientists due to the tacit and explicit support extended by the Israeli regime to terrorist groups," Khazaee wrote.

The letter accused Israel of waging a "war game" against Iran and launching "covert operations, cyber warfare, psychological war and assassination of nuclear scientists," as well as threatening military strikes on Iran.

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