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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Delhi police confirm Iran behind embassy attack

From Economic Times of India:
The Delhi Police has cracked the Israeli embassy car blast case and traced the conspiracy to Iranian secret agents. According to sources privy to the investigation, it has now been 'conclusively established' that Syed Mohammad Kazmi, the freelance journalist recently arrested in the case, was in touch with an Iranian intelligence officer and had even visited Iran as part of the conspiracy.

Sources in the security establishment told ET that the breakthrough in the February 13 blast on an Israel diplomat's car, will be announced by the Delhi Police in a "day or two." They added that another couple of detentions have been made in the case.

The questioning of these two persons is underway and their arrests will follow soon. A senior official of the security establishment claimed that the Delhi Police had identified the bomber.

Even before the details of the investigation are placed in the public domain, India made it a point to share them with Israel. On Monday, home minister P Chidambaram is said to have briefed the visiting Israeli national security adviser Yaakov Amidror on the alleged breakthrough in the case.

Putting its weight behind the Delhi Police, the MHA on Monday said it completely backs their line of investigation. "Wait for the announcement from the Delhi Police, which will unravel the entire conspiracy and the role of each individual and agency in the attack," a senior home ministry official told ET.

The outcome of the blast probe confirms Israel's assessment soon after the blast. Israel had claimed that the blast was carried out by Iran or its protege Hezbollah, given Israel's stiff opposition to its nuclear ambitions.

Kazmi has been charged with helping the bomber conduct reconnaissance of the Israeli embassy several times and keeping tab on the movement of Israeli diplomats. He allegedly helped terrorist who planted the magnet bomb on the diplomat's car.

Kazmi, a freelance journalist, is said to be running a feature news agency, Media Star, besides being a part-time worker with an Iranian broadcaster and also a columnist with Persian newspapers in Iran.
It is worth mentioning that an article in Al Jazeera by an "investigative journalist" that claimed this was an Israeli "false flag" operation was given credence by anti-Israel journalists.

Which proves yet again that for most Israel haters, there is no journalistic integrity - skepticism simply does not exist for the most moronic claims.

(h/t Yoel)