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.