NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned today's attacks against Israeli diplomats in Georgia and India, which he called "acts of terrorism against peaceful diplomats and innocent civilians." Lauder said the bombs showed that "the threats recently issued by Iran and its proxies in the Middle East are real and present." Earlier on Monday, assailants in New Delhi, India attached an explosive device to an Israeli Embassy van. In the blast, several diplomats and their family members were injured. An attempted car bombing in Georgia was thwarted at the last moment.
Lauder said the attacks showed the true face of the Iranian regime and its proxy in Lebanon, the Shiite Hezbollah movement. He added: "The world should take note: Iran is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism worldwide. Tehran is behind attempts to quash the protests in Syria, it was behind the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center and of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in the 1990s, and it continues to deploy the Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah in Lebanon to spread terror around the Globe."
WJC Secretary General Dan Diker pointed out: "The time has come for the international community to take decisive action against this murderous regime. Iran is the key factor fomenting instability and violence in the Middle East and around the world."
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