Netanyahu: Iran 'undermining global stability'

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2012

Israel's Prime Minister has condemned Iran as "the number one exporter of terror around the world".

Benjamin Netanyahu's comments came following a string of attacks believed to be directed at Israel this week, in India, Thailand and Georgia, although the third was thwarted.

Iran has denied responsibility but Israeli officials have publicly blamed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime, or its proxies, for perpetrating the attacks,

"In recent months we have witnessed several attempts to attack Israeli citizens and Jews in several countries, including Azerbaijan, Thailand and others," said Mr Netanyahu. "The government of Israel and the security services will continue to act together with local security forces against such acts of terrorism.

"We will continue to take strong and systematic, yet patient, action against the international terrorism that originates in Iran."

He added: "Iran is undermining the stability of the world."

Last updated: 12:02pm, February 15 2012