On Wednesday Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, age 32, was killed in a terrorist attack. According to reports a magnetic bomb was placed on his car from a passing motorcycle and then detonated. The explosion shook the capital of Tehran. The Iranian state-run media has placed the blame on the United States and Israel. At the moment the both countries are threatening war against the Middle Eastern nation if it does not give up its nuclear energy program which they claim is a cover to build nuclear weapons. Although there has yet to be any evidence of this claim presented.
Iranian officials have condemned the attack expressing outrage and anger towards those they believe responsible. Media with the ear of the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, are saying the country might be considering retaliatory action as revenge for the assassination. The New York Times quoted Kayhan’s general director, Hossein Shariatmadari, as saying, “We should retaliate against Israel for martyring of our young scientist”.
Meanwhile the official statement by the Ayatollah on Thursday says that the people behind the killing of the scientist would be punished.
“We will continue our path with strong will… and certainly we will not neglect punishing those responsible for this act and those behind it… This cowardly terror has been designed or helped by the intelligence services of the CIA and Mossad and shows that the arrogant powers have reached a dead end in the face of the strong Iranian nation.”
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee contacted the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and laid out their accusation and those who they believe to be behind the terrorist attack. Khazaee demanded that the UN Security Council investigate and condemn the crime.
US officials have vociferously denied the charges that they had a part in the terrorist attack. Israel’s President Shimon Peres says the Israeli regime played no part in the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist
In a new development the government of Iran now claims to have evidence that the terrorist attack was “guided” by the CIA and “assisted” by MI6. Iran has also sent letters of condemnation two Washington and London demanding a response form both of them. Another was sent to the British Embassy saying that Iranian scientists being killed “started exactly after the British official John Sawers declared the beginning of intelligence operations against Iran,”
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has come forward accusing IAEA of being complicit in the killing of Iranian scientists. He asked “why are Iranian scientists that are listed on UN or IAEA sanctions being the ones targeted and or assassinated?” In fact, Ahmadi-Roshan is the forth scientist to have been killed by terrorist attacks in Iran in the last two years.