They must have a Blame-the-Jews template ready, and just fill in the blanks: “We hold the Zionists responsible for ________.”
“Iran Blames Israel for Beirut Embassy Bombing,” by Adam Kredo for the Washington Free Beacon, November 19:
Iran has blamed Israel for the Tuesday morning bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 23 people and injured more than 100 others.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran takes the Zionists and their mercenaries responsible for this action,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham said.
A person wearing explosive is believed to have detonated himself near the Iranian embassy”s gate just moments before a nearby car bomb exploded, according to multiple reports in the Iranian media.
Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Qazanfar Roknabadi also was quoted as saying “that Zionists have been behind the bombing,” according to Iran’s state run Fars News Agency.
The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council was defiant following the attack, saying that it would not deter Iran from backing Hezbollah.
“These attempts will leave no [negative] impact on the course of Iran’s continued support for the Islamic resistance movement,” Ali Shamkhani said during a meeting with the Syrian Ambassador to Tehran, according to Fars.
Shamkhani went on to say that the attacks are a sign of how “desperate Israel and the terrorist groups working in line with the interests of the Zionist regime in the region feel.”
Other reports have indicated that an al Qaeda-aligned group has claimed responsibility for the attack and demanded that the Iranian affiliated terror group Hezbollah withdraw from Syria.
Hezbollah has its base of operations in Lebanon and controls large portions of the country, including regions located near Israel’s northern border.
At least six Iranian embassy staffers have been reported as dead, including Rezwan Fares, who was the compound’s head of security, according to Fars, which posted graphic photos of Fares” dead body.
Fares reportedly “stopped the suicide-bomber from entering the embassy compound and opened fire on him, when the suicide-bomber exploded his jacket,” according to local Beruit [sic] officials who spoke to Fars.
Five other embassy guards and Iran’s Cultural Attache also were killed in the attack, which comes just a day before Iranian negotiators were scheduled to meet with Western nations for another round of talks over Tehran’s contested nuclear program.
Hezbollah officials have additionally claimed that Israel worked with Saudi Arabia to pull off the attack….