Two Years After the Terror Attack on an Israeli Diplomat in New Delhi
New Delhi, 13 February, 2014: Two years ago, Mrs. Tal Yehoshua Koren, an Israeli diplomat, a friend and a colleague, was on her way to pick up her two children from school. In the heart of New Delhi, she was targeted by agents of the Government of Iran who attempted to assassinate her.
Tal is still recovering from the attack. Her driver and two innocent bystanders, all Indian citizens, were also injured.
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. The Israeli Government is grateful for the security India is providing for Israeli diplomats in order to prevent events like this from happening again.
Earlier this year, two Iranians were convicted in Thailand and sentenced for life and for 15 years respectively following their attempt to assassinate Israeli diplomats in the Thai capital, an attack that took place a day after the attack in New Delhi. Their act was a part of an ongoing Iranian terror campaign that targets Israeli and other 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 also in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Immediately after the attack in Delhi, the External Affairs Minister of India assured the Israeli leadership that the culprits will be brought to justice at the earliest, that the law of land will take its course and that India will continue with the investigation. One Indian citizen was arrested and 4 arrest warrants were issued against the Iranian culprits who have escaped. It is understood that the Iranian authorities did not provide answers to the Government of India.
The terrorists who committed this heinous attack in Delhi and the Government of Iran that sent them must be made accountable.