An attack on a bus in Bulgaria which killed five Israelis was "perpetrated by Hezbollah, Iran's leading terrorist proxy," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday.
He urged world powers to expose Iran as "the premier terrorist-supporting state that it is," following Wednesday's apparent suicide attack. Iran denies israel's claims.
The bus bombing, which claimed the lives of five Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, was likely carried out by a male suicide attacker with a fake Michigan driver's license, Bulgaria's interior minister said Thursday.
Israel was quick to point the finger at Iran or an Islamist militant group over the attack, which occurred Wednesday in a parking lot outside Burgas Airport in Bulgaria. Tensions between Israelis and Tehran have been escalating in recent months.
But the Iranian embassy in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, dismissed Israeli suggestions that Tehran was involved as "unsubstantiated" and said the claim was politically motivated.FULL STORY