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Israeli PM: Iran is 'world's greatest terror exporter'

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Israeli PM: Iran is 'world's greatest terror exporter'


The Israeli prime minister has described Iran as the world’s greatest exporter of terror in response to Tehran’s claims over its nuclear prowess.

He was speaking after a series of bomb attempts targeting diplomats in Thailand, India and Georgia – that Israel blames on Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.

On Tuesday in Bangkok, a man carrying an Iranian passport lost both legs after a bomb he was carrying went off.

Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli Knesset that Iran’s terror tactics had been revealed to the world.

“Iran upsets the stability of the world. It harms innocent diplomats in many countries and the world must condemn Iran’s terror actions and draw red lines against Iranian aggression. If such aggression is not stopped it will spread to many countries,” he said.

Thai police say there are similarities between the Bangkok blasts and the bomb in India. One security chief said the same type of magnet was found in both cases.

A 42-year-old was arrested on Tuesday night at Bangkok international airport. Another was detained after flying to Malaysia.

The 28-year-old who was seriously wounded after his bomb went off is still unconscious in hospital following a 10-hour operation.

Iran has denied any role in the Thai attacks and has accused Israel of being responsible.

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