Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in his speech at the 19th UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva condemned assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists, and deplored the West and Zionists’ support for assassins and other elements behind the terrorist acts.
Addressing the meeting, Salehi pointed to the background of terrorist operations against Iran’s innocent citizens, including children and women and scientists, and added, "These terrorist acts come while those responsible for these actions are now the guests of a Western capital and being supported by Zionist terrorists."
Meantime, the minister said that such illegal acts that are aimed at intimidating and exerting pressure on the Iranian nation will be unable to create a change in the Iranian nation’s decisions and policies.
In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, terrorists killed a 32-year-old Iranian scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, and his driver on January 11.
The blast took place on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, who was also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010.
The assassination method used in the bombing was similar to the 2010 terrorist bomb attacks against the then university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani – who is now the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization – and his colleague Majid Shahriari. While Abbasi Davani survived the attack, Shahriari was martyred.
Another Iranian scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was also assassinated through the same method on 23 July 2011.
Reports said that that the terrorist attack which killed a senior Iranian scientist in Tehran was a joint operation carried out by the agents of the Israeli spy agency and the MKO.
Earlier in February, a new report unveiled tight ties and cooperation between the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, and the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization.
The NBC News said in a new report that Mossad has financed and trained the MKO to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists.
Two senior US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, have confirmed to the NBC News that the MKO was to blame for the series of assassinations against Iranian nuclear scientists.
"All your inclinations are correct," said one of the officials while speaking about the group’s role in the assassinations and Tel Aviv’s support of the group.
The US officials said the US government was aware of the assassination campaign.