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Iran, Israel Trade Accusations Over Bulgaria Bombing


The coffins of the five Israelis who were killed in the attack on a tour bus in Burgas, Bulgaria, arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on July 20.

The coffins of the five Israelis who were killed in the attack on a tour bus in Burgas, Bulgaria, arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on July 20.

Iran has called Israeli allegations that it was responsible for last week's suicide bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria "baseless."

Speaking at a UN Security Council debate on the Mideast on July 25, Iran’s UN Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee accused Israel of carrying out the attack, in which five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver were killed.

Israel's Deputy UN ambassador Haim Waxman called the accusation "appalling but not surprising from the same government that says the September 11, 2001, attack was a conspiracy theory and denies the Holocaust."

Waxman said Iran's fingerprints were all over the attack in Bulgaria, as well as dozens of other plots in recent months around the world.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters

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