The White House isn't yet backing Israel's assertion that Hezbollah, with the help of Iran, was behind this week's deadly bombing of a tourist bus in Bulgaria.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday reiterated the Israeli belief that Hezbollah was responsible for the terror attack on Wednesday which killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver. And a U.S. official speaking on the condition of anonymity also told the Associated Press on Thursday that Iranian-backed Hezbollah was behind the attack.
But asked on Friday about possible Hezbollah involvement, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was circumspect.
"It is certainly the case that Hezbollah and Iran have been bad actors, as a general matter," Carney said. "But we're not, at this point, in a position to make a statement about responsibility. "