Tehran regime nuke scientist killed in bomb attack
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Unidentified assailants riding motorcycles launched bomb attacks early on Monday against two Iranian nuclear physicists here, killing one of them and prompting accusations in the state-run media that the United States and Israel were behind the episode.Amadinejad still does not get it. It is exactly because his country is not deterred that the scientist are being killed. If Iran would stop its nuclear program there would be no need to attack those working on it. There guys are not the first to be killed and it apparently is not that hard to find those willing to do the job in Iran.
At a news conference, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also said that “undoubtedly the hand of the Zionist regime and Western governments is involved” in the killing, news reports said, but did not identify those governments by name. The killings prompted Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, to warn the West and its allies not to “play with fire.” Both Mr. Salehi and President Ahmadinejad vowed that Tehran would not be deterred from expanding its nuclear project.
The dead scientist was identified as Majid Shahriari, a physics professor at Shahid Beheshti University in northern Tehran, whose wife was injured when a bomb, attached to his car by the motorcycle attackers, was detonated remotely. A second professor at the same university, Fereydoon Abbasi, was injured in a separate, simultaneous attack. His wife was also hurt.
Iranian media reports said the attackers attached bombs to the cars of both academics and detonated them from a distance. The attackers escaped. According to The Associated Press, the bombs were attached to the cars of both scientists while they were moving.