Cops name Iran military arm for attack on Israeli diplomat

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    NEW DELHI: Alleging that an Iranian state agency was involved in the February 13 bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat in the capital, the Delhi Police has concluded that the suspects were members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of the nation's military.

    The investigation report, exclusively accessed by TOI, states that the IRGC members had discussed the plan to attack the Israeli diplomats in India and other countries with Indian journalist Syed Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi in January 2011, after Iranian scientists had been attacked allegedly by the Israelis. The cops have also learnt that Kazmi was in touch with these people for almost 10 years.

    Details about the suspects have been shared with Iran through a letter rogatory. Delhi Police has sought more details of the five IRGC members, including the main bomber, Houshang Afshar Irani, who mentions his profession in Iran as a builder, Sedaghatzadeh Masoud (sales employee in a commercial company on Baharestan St, Tehran), Syed Ali Mahdiansadr (a mobile shopkeeper in Tehran), Mohammad Reza Abolghasemi (clerk in the finance department of Tehran's water authority) and Ali Akbar Norouzishayan (a retired accountant in Tehran).

    According to the sources, Masoud is said to be the operational head and it was he who planned the attacks in Georgia, Bangkok and Delhi.

    Apart from these five, police have also come across the role of an Iranian woman, identified as Leila Rohani, in the February 13 attack in New Delhi as well as the attacks in Bangkok and Georgia, and has sought details about her as well from Iran. Rohani had allegedly helped Iranian suspects in Bangkok attack of February 14 in getting a flat, after which she fled to Tehran.
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    Now how does the Government react because it has always seen relations with Iran and other ME countries with a narrow prism of electoral politics. this is the million dollar question, the answer to which the coming days will unfold.
     
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    Major question is what prompted a friendly Iran to use our soil for launching such attack? Isn't this back-stabbing?
     
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    Relations with Iran is not from the narrow prism of electoral politics. India shares a broader relationship with Iran.
     
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    You are correct and we have people questioning why India should reduce oil imports from Iran. This should be taken at the highest political level with Iran and they should be made to understand that

    1. They should hand over the perpetrators to the Delhi Police
    2. They should give a commitment that such activities will not take place in the future.
     
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    Statements from leading politicians, bely this statement.
     
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    Politicians will say anything and take undue credit as well.

    Fact is, India and Iran do share a broader relationship. Yes its been dodgy ever since we had to scale down our oil imports because of sanctions. But we still have a lot at stake in Iran.
     
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    That is true. I believe India's Middle East policy is a big success, because we have managed to establish good relation with almost all nations in the region. We are friends of Iran and Israel at the same time. I believe India started to side with Israel in response to the clear support given by the OIC to Pakistan on Kashmir Issue.

    India needs Iran because we need oil and gas to support our growing economy. But we must make it very clear to Iran that we are not willing to be dragged in their war.
     
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    the fact is that they are the ones running the country and making policy decisions.

    A case in the point has been our Defence Minister who has been reported widely in the press not keen in increasing the engagement with US in Defence co operation because it may influence the minorities.

    One of the many reports in papers

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/indous-exercise-antony-wary-of-political-fallout/842033/0
     
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    we should ask Iran to hand over those responsible for attack in our country if they dont do it then send their embassy staff packing home.
     
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    India's relations with with Israel had nothing to do with OIC but more with India's defence needs.
     
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    I see it as killing two birds with one stone. I mean def min is commie minded coming from where he is and naturally averse to te US. So add to his aversion of not doing business add the statement "appeasing" a community and score points.

    Why are we buying from Israel? We already bought 8-10 billion worth of weapons systems. Where we're the feelings then?

    Politicians can take credit where none exists and put a spin on facts to suit them.
     
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    Yususf, even amongst the Muslim leaders, Palestine is not a major issue, so relations with Israel do not figure much in Indian context. Also it is very pertinent that KSA is on board with India's relation with Israel.

    OTOH, it took ABV under the Janata Party to initiate relations with Israel in late 1970s. Again it was NDA that set the ball rolling. Congress party never dared to formalise relations with Israel.

    Today there is so much invested with the Defence relations with Israel, it will be very difficult for even St. Anthony to reverse it.
     
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    Cops name Iran military arm for attack on Israeli diplomat


    too late mr cop. iron is cold now:sad::tsk:
     
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    On the long run, we have little to gain from a close relation with Iran. KSA and Iraq can easily make up for any shortage of Oil. Matter of fact we should be knee deep in Iraq rebuilding and investing heavily on bringing up their production capacity to a new level.

    Israel won't allow Iran to get a nuke bomb.
     
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