Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:21:22 GMT | By IANS

India has done thorough probe into diplomat attack: Israel

Israeli Ambassador says India has made a thorough investigation into the attack on its diplomat in New Delhi last year and accused Iran of targeting people of his country


India has done thorough probe into diplomat attack: Israel (© Reuters)

New Delhi: India has made a thorough investigation into the attack on an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi last year, Israeli Ambassador Alon Ushpiz said Tuesday while accusing Iran of targeting people of his country.

In a statement marking a year of the daylight attack on Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua Koren here, Ushpiz said his country had found support from the people of India after the incident. "In the days, weeks and months following this terrorist action, we were embraced by a wave of support and friendship from the government and the people of India. We are grateful for this and for the security that the Indian authorities provided us," he said.

He said Yehoshua Koren was targeted by "Iranian government agents who attempted to assassinate her" a year ago when she was on her way to pick up her two children from school. The ambassador said that following a "thorough investigation", Delhi Police made one arrest and issued arrest warrants against four Iranian culprits who have escaped.

"It is understood that the Iranian authorities did not provide answers to Indian officials who travelled to Tehran to gather information about these suspects," Ushpiz said in the statement. "The terrorists who committed this heinous attack and the government of Iran that sent them, must be made accountable," the statement added.

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