UK ambassador to meet Bulgarian Foreign Minister on Hezbollah

UK ambassador to meet Bulgarian Foreign Minister on Hezbollah

By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of the Sofia Gobe

The UK ambassador in Sofia, Jonathan Allen, is to meet Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin to discuss Bulgaria’s position on the involvement of Hezbollah in the July 2012 terrorist attack on Israeli tourists at Bourgas Airport, local media said.

This follows Vigenin having been quoted on June 5 2013 as saying that Bulgaria only had an “indication” that the Lebanese-based organisation was involved in the terrorist attack, in which five Israelis, a Bulgarian and the carrier of the bomb died – a statement that immediately was interpreted as a backdown by Bulgaria on its February 5 statement linking Hezbollah to the terrorist attack.