Two years ago on February 14 2012, agents of the Government of
Iran attempted to assassinate Israeli diplomats in Bangkok. They did not succeed, but their attempt
resulted in a series of explosions
wounding five people.
This bomb plot
was part of an ongoing Iranian terror campaign that targets Israeli and Western
objectives. This is evidenced, among other things, by the use of identical
explosives in the near simultaneous attacks which were carried out by Iranian
terrorists in Bangkok, New Delhi and Tbilisi. In the latter two cases, it
should be remembered that the perpetrators managed to affix magnetic explosives
to Israeli diplomatic vehicles.
Earlier this year, Israel welcomed the Thai court verdict in which two of the Iranian
terrorists involved, Saeid Moradi and Mohammad Kharzei, were convicted and
sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 years in prison respectively.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's
spokesman said that the Thai convictions "are yet another clear
demonstration of the Iranian global involvement in terrorism. We have seen Iranian/Hezbollah terrorist
operations in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, in countries across the
planet. This involvement can simply not be denied. The Iranians both directly
conduct attacks, and -- when it suits their interests -- work through proxies
like Hezbollah. I would hope that the convictions in Bangkok will serve as a
wakeup call to those in the international community who have illusions about
This terrorist action is yet another chapter in a
well-documented global campaign of the Iranian Government to kill Jews,
Israelis and especially Israeli diplomats. In all of their attempts, it was
clear that the Iranian agents use any means necessary to achieve their goal,
even at the risk of life and limb of non-Israeli peaceful civilians.
Government is grateful for the security the Thai authorities are providing for
the Israeli diplomats and tourists faced with the threat of terrorism.
(The above images by Thai police
show the three Iranian terrorists that were involved in a string of blasts
which hit Bangkok on Feb 14, 2012.)