World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder condemns terror attack in Burgas, Bulgaria

Jul 19, 2012, 09:25 ET from World Jewish Congress

At least six Israeli tourists reported killed in bomb attack on bus

NEW YORK, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned the murderous terror attack in which six Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver were killed when one of three buses carrying mostly Israeli men, women and children was blown up outside the airport of Burgas, Bulgaria.

"It is no coincidence that this assault comes 18 years to the day since the Iranian regime sponsored attack against the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires took the lives of 85 innocent victims," Lauder said. The current Iranian Defense Minister, Ahmed Vahidi, was indicted by Argentinian authorities, and is currently sought by Interpol.

"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments regarding the Iranian regime's involvement in this deadly attack reminds the world of the role Iran, and the terrorist groups it supports, play in global terrorism," Lauder said.

The World Jewish Congress also salutes Israeli businessman Nochi Dankner for immediately dispatching a private plane with doctors and medical supplies to Burgas to treat the victims of this murderous assault.

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