Tags: rogers | iran | bus | attack

Mike Rogers: Iran Behind Attack on Israeli Tourists

Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 09:05 AM

By Greg McDonald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says Iran was responsible for the attack in Bulgaria on Israeli tourists last week.

“I believe there were certainly elements of Hezbollah, and I believe it was under the direction of their masters in Iran,” the Michigan Republican told The Hill  Wednesday.

Rogers’ comments, according to the Hill, went further than any other U.S. official in blaming Iran for the suicide bombing that killed five Israelis, although Iran’s role as a sponsor of Hezabollah, a Lebanese militant group, is well known.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately denounced Iran for the attack on July 18, vowing to “react powerfully against Iranian terror.”

But Rogers said the United States needs to take action as well and he urged President Barack Obama “to call Iran on the carpet very publicly and tell them what we know.”

“This is his time to stand up and do something bold,” he told the Hill.

So far the Obama administration has said it has no confirmation of Iranian involvement. But White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said last week, “It is certainly the case that Hezbollah and Iran have been bad actors, as a general matter. But we’re not, at this point, in a position to make a statement about responsibility.”



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ben Carson Lays Groundwork for 2016 White House Bid

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 13:12 PM

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and popular conservative writer and campaigner, has announced the formation of a po . . .

Kremlin Mocks Obama's Masculinity

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 13:05 PM

A top member of Russian's Kremlin taunted Obama with a tweet on Thursday, comparing his masculinity to that of President . . .

Kerry Condemns 'Outrageous' Gaza Truce Violations

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 12:53 PM

The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian m . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved