A truck carries the damaged bus carrying Israeli tourists in the city of Bourgas, Bulgaria, July 19, 2012.
Iran's embassy in Sofia dismisses the Israeli regime’s claims about Tehran’s involvement in a bomb attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in a Bulgarian resort, saying the Islamic Republic condemns terrorism in all its forms.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran regards terrorism as an anti-human phenomenon and condemns acts of terror by whomever, for whatever purposes and deems it unacceptable,” the embassy said in a Thursday statement.
A deadly attack against Israeli tourists took place in the Black Sea city of Burgas, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, on Wednesday.
Israeli officials have accused Iran and the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah of carrying out the attack.
The baseless remarks by the Israeli regime’s officials and the accusations against Iran regarding its alleged participation in the bus explosion are a known Israeli approach with political purposes, which shows the desperation of the accusers, the embassy said.
It further emphasized that Iran and Bulgaria enjoy friendly relations and pursue ties based on mutual respect and interests.
The enemies’ threadbare plots will never damage the strong cordial relations between Tehran and Sofia, it pointed out.
Bulgarian officials said on Thursday the bombing was most likely a terrorist attack.
The identity of the suspected bomber is still unknown.