January 13, 2010
Iran has accused Israel and the US of killing a nuclear physics professor in Tehran, claiming his death was an effort to slow down the country’s nuclear program. The country’s government blamed Tuesdays bomb blast on an armed Iranian opposition group reportedly following orders from Israel and the US. The US state department has dismissed the accusations as absurd. The professor, who publicly backed an Iranian opposition leader in the disputed June presidential election, was killed by a remote-controlled bomb that blew up outside his home.
Larijani slams US for terror of Iranian scientist
13 Jan 2010 11:12:48 GMT
After Iran accused the US and Israel of involvement in the assassination of an Iranian nuclear physics scientist, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani moves to deplore the terrorist act.
“We had received information a few days before the incident that intelligence services of the Zionist regime [Israel] intend to carry out terrorist acts in Tehran in cooperation with the CIA,” Larijani said on Wednesday.
Inside Story – Who killed the nuclear scientist?
January 14, 2010
Iran faces more political intrigue after Massoud Ali Mohammadi, a prominent nuclear scientist, was killed by a bomb blast on Tuesday. [13 Jan 2010] Who was the assassinated professor? Was he a “staunch supporter” of the regime as Iran’s media claims, or a subversive as Iranian reformists allege?