Netanyahu Reiterates Claim Iran, Hezbollah Stand behind Bulgaria Terror

World | July 19, 2012, Thursday // 18:39
Bulgaria: Netanyahu Reiterates Claim Iran, Hezbollah Stand behind Bulgaria Terror Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a special press conference at his office in Jerusalem on 19 July 2012, following the terror attack against Israelis in Burgas, Bulgaria. EPA/BGNES

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated prior allegations that the suicide blast in Bulgarian resort city of Burgas that claimed 7 lives was organized by Iran and Hezbollah.

"Wednesday's attack in Bulgaria was perpetrated by Hezbollah - Iran's chief aide in terrorism," stated Netanyahu at a special speech Thursday.

"The attack is part of a worldwide campaign of terror conducted by Iran and Hezbullah, which now spans tens of countries on five continents," added the Israeli PM.

He further called on the international community to recognize the alleged fact that Iran oranized the Burgas attack, directed at a bus transporting Israeli tourists.

"We must make everything possible to not allow the Islamic Republic - the most dangerous regime in the world - to get access to nuclear weapons," stated PM Netanyahu.

Netanyahu had already made a similar statement Wednesday, saying that Israel is prepared to react by all means needed, including by force against Iran.

Other senior Israeli statesmen, including President Shimon Peres, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and Foreign Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman have all made statements to that effect.

Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the country's embassy in Bulgarian capital Sofia, on their part, have rejected Israel's allegations and condemned the attack.

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