No Hard Evidence of Hezbollah's Culpability
A 2012 tour bus bombing in Bulgaria was quickly blamed on Hezbollah by the government at the time. They claimed to have evidence that Hezbollah funded the attack and provided the instructions for the attack, demanding Lebanese cooperation.
The allegation began falling apart not long after when, in the face of EU foreign ministers’ inquiries, Bulgarian officials tried to present a case mostly built around the supposition that Hezbollah was behind it, with no hard evidence.
Now Bulgaria’s new government is finally disavowing the allegation entirely, saying that officials only had an “indication” of Hezbollah’s possible involvement and that no proof exists.
The new government, which took office last week in Bulgaria, is now warning the EU not to base any decisions to blacklist Hezbollah on their predecessors’ allegations, saying that there wasn’t enough evidence to make serious decisions based on the claim.
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