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Israel is on high alert today after a wave of attacks on its diplomats overseas the country now accusing Iran and vowing to settle the score.
In just the past 48 hours an Israeli diplomatic car was bombed in New Delhi.
A motorcycle assailant stuck -- stuck a magnet bomb on that car wounding four people one critically.
A similar attack was foiled in the country of Georgia.
Authorities say it mirrored the recent killings of -- -- in nuclear scientists.
Which Tehran has blamed on Israel.
The most recent attack happening in Bangkok.
Were told in Iran -- man carrying explosives blew off his own legs and wounding several people.
In two blasts.
A third explosion occurred in the nearby house.
The former Israeli ambassador to the UN and president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ambassador thank you very much for being here.
All right so what we're seeing here in the United States is an escalation is an escalation Israel -- -- saying that at the stands prepared to hit.
Iran's nuclear facilities within the next few months our own Defense Secretary speaking to that in with one reporter according to the Washington Post.
Then we see assassinations of -- Iran in nuclear scientists and now we see Iran.
Strike back where is this going.
Well I think what you've got to do is take a couple of steps back and look at this that a 100000 feet.
What I mean is remember the United States itself.
Was targeted by Iran just a few months ago when the Iranians plan to do a mass casualty attack in the United States capitol in Washington DC.
Attempting to kill.
The Saudi ambassador to the United States.
It is a trademark of Iranian terrorism to assault and to attack diplomatic personnel and embassies abroad.
They attacked the US embassy in Beirut in 1980s they plan the attack on the US and French embassies in Kuwait.
And now we're seeing attacks against Israeli embassies but the real story here is that Iran is feeling cornered.
The United States and Europe.
Are ratcheting up sanctions.
To Iranians tried to escalate in the Strait of Hormuz and it didn't work now they're going after embassies.
And yet even those who don't like this regime ambassador might see.
Why it's feeling cornered in the wake of you know what it says.
Were assassinations of its nuclear scientists and it believes that Israel.
And possibly the United States have -- behind Dallas.
Well Leo let's not make us into the problem.
Because you know essentially hear what you have is Iran violating a half dozen UN Security Council resolutions by continually.
Enriched uranium by going from 3% to 20% enrichment by preparing according to the international atomic energy agency.
Warheads which will carry nuclear weapons.
So you know we have it black and white we have this authenticated by UN agencies that this is where is there were Iran is going and I think the west.
Has a right to tell Iran -- enough.
Stop the nuclear development come to the negotiating table would do not threaten the Middle East with war.
The -- -- in the Foreign Ministry spokesman has already come out in the wake of these attacks that we talked about in the introduction in India in Georgia in Thailand.
And tried to blame Israel for -- even -- is Israeli diplomats who -- targeted tried to blame Israel for being behind.
These attacks suggesting that you you did it Israelis did it in an effort to tarnish Iran's friendly tie -- With these host countries.
Your response and that's it.
And maybe he should get a job working in Hollywood script right because it's totally ludicrous one thing about the attack in Bangkok that was planned in Thailand.
Is that the man who -- off his legs was caught with Iranians and Iranian passport.
The Thai authorities know that these were six Iranians who came into a Thai territory to attack is an Israeli embassy.
But I remember.
Their purpose here is to try to -- not just Israel is -- -- the entire western alliance and putting pressure on them.
They have to come into line with UN Security Council resolutions with the reports of the international atomic energy agency.
And get serious about halting their march to nuclear weapons.
But they're trying to do is deflect us into other issues by using terrorism.
They've done it before the 1980s against US embassies there now doing it against Israeli embassies but let's remember what has to be done with the big story is.
Is this the future now is this the future not -- if Iran continues you know unchecked because it doesn't seem that moved by the sanctions so far.
-- and perhaps within Israel perhaps within the United States.
Because it doesn't like the new system placed around its neck and it doesn't seem to care what the international community thanks.
Well you know you have to also look at this in another way.
The attempted attack in Washington.
At the Saudi ambassador.
A mass casualty attack.
Which I believe was supposed to be against the four seasons hotel restaurant.
Was plant in Mexico with Mexican drug cartels.
So they're getting pretty close to you in -- close to us now there brazen with these attempted attacks now.
Even while they don't have nuclear weapons imagine should Iran complete its nuclear weapons program breakthrough with.
Weapons grade enrichment in the next couple of months and then producing warheads little bit after that then weren't a whole different world.
Then the Iranian terrorist threat is going to be far greater to all of -- It is a chilling thought ambassador Dore Gold thank you so much for being with us we appreciate -- My pleasure.
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