Iran on Wednesday said it would neither accept nor deny the Israeli allegation that Tehran was behind the attack on its mission employee in New Delhi and expressed hope that India would verify the case and clarify the real position.

“We are not accepting or denying this. We don’t know anything,” Iranian Ambassador to India Mehdi Nabizadeh told reporters in New Delhi, while responding to allegations levelled by Israel that Iran was behind the magnetic bomb attack on its mission employee near the Prime Minister’s residence on Monday.

Mr. Nabizadeh said the incident happened in India and the authorities here have to verify the case.

“We hope that India to verify the case to know the real position. Till now, their final reaction has not come. We hope it will come,” Mr. Nabizadeh said.

Tal Yehoshua (40), wife of Israeli Defence Attache, and a diplomat and working in the mission, was critically injured in the explosion and underwent surgeries at the private Primus hospital to remove splinters from her spine and liver. She was among the four persons wounded due to the blast.

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