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Israeli Operatives Nabbed Over Iran Scientist Hit

Israelis nabbed over Iran scientist hit

Press TV, Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:51AM

 Iranian academic Masoud Ali-Mohammadi Iran's Intelligence Ministry says it has dismantled an Israeli spy network and arrested the main perpetrators in connection with the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist.

Following broad security operations, Iran succeeded to arrest the main agents behind the terrorist incident and dismantle a network comprising of Israeli spies and terrorists, Fars news agency quoted the ministry as saying in a statement on Monday.

It added that Israeli intelligence service Mossad has used bases in certain European and non-European countries as well as Iran's neighboring states in an attempt to achieve its inhuman and non-Islamic goals.

The statement noted that the bases have also been used in the assassination of Dr. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, a lecturer at the University of Tehran.

The ministry stressed that months of complicated measures and access to sources of the Israeli regime led to the finding of "very important and sensitive" information about Mossad spy teams, which inflicted heavy damage on Israel's information and security structures.

On July 12, Iranian nuclear physics scientist Ali-Mohammadi was killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The bombing took place near the professor's home in northern Tehran.


'Mossad involved in Iran assassinations'

Press TV, Sat Jan 8, 2011 7:49AM

 Iranian Deputy Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeesi A top Iranian judiciary official says the methods used in assassinating Iranian scientists bear the hallmarks of operations by Israeli spy agency, Mossad.

“Zionists cannot stop Iran's progress by killing Iranian scientists,” Iranian Deputy Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeesi was quoted by Mehr news agency as saying.

He was speaking at a ceremony on Friday to mark the fortieth-day after the assassination of Iranian scientist Majid Shahriari, and the first anniversary of prominent Iranian academic Masoud Ali-Mohammadi's slaying.

“The two scientists were assassinated Israeli-style,” said Raeesi.

He pointed out that judicial proceedings have opened into the assassination of the two senior academicians.

Friday's memorial service was attended by a host of Iranian government officials, lawmakers and academics.

On November 29, unidentified terrorists slapped adhesive bombs onto the vehicles of Iranian university professors Majid Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi and detonated them.

Professor Shahriari was killed immediately, but Dr. Abbasi and his wife sustained minor injuries and were rushed to hospital.

Professor Ali-Mohammadi, a lecturer at Tehran University, was killed by a booby-trapped motorbike in the Iranian capital, Tehran, in January 2010.

The bombing took place near the professor's home in northern Tehran.

Iranian officials accuse Mossad of being involved in the assassinations, saying the terrorist operations can be traced to the Israeli spy agency.

Earlier on the day, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says the Islamic Republic has adopted necessary measures to ensure the safety of its scientists and university professors.


Iran prosecutor: Terror suspects confess

Press TV, Mon Dec 6, 2010 4:18PM

 Iran's Prosecutor General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i The Iranian Prosecutor General says the terrorism suspects in custody in relation to the Tehran hit have confessed to some of the training they received for carrying out assassinations.

"Regrettably, three assassinations targeting Iranian nuclear scientists have been carried out; the first one last year and two attempts last week …[and] the direct perpetuators of none of these assassinations have been identified or arrested," Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i said on Monday.

"Those arrested have confessed to receiving certain training for [carrying out] assassination attempts."

He added that Iran suspected foreign intelligence services of involvement in the wave of assassinations, including one failed attempt, in Tehran.

"However, those connected to the assassinations, who were trained by foreign intelligence services for carrying out this terrorist attack haven been identified, nabbed, and are now in detention," Mehr News Agency quoted Mohseni-Eje'i as saying.

On November 29, unknown terrorists detonated bombs in the vehicles of Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi in separate locations in the capital Tehran. Shahriari was killed immediately.

Abbasi and his wife sustained minor injuries and were transferred to hospital but were released shortly afterwards.

Iran says the perpetrators behind the assassination could be traced through those who included Abbasi's name in Resolution 1747 adopted by the UNSC in March 2007 which cites his name as a "nuclear scientist."

Mohseni-Eje'i added that Tehran would file lawsuits against "countries that were involved in these hits" through the Foreign Ministry.

Israel and Western powers have also been blamed for the terrorist attacks.

On July 12, Iranian nuclear physics scientist Dr. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Mohseni-Eje'i remarks came hours after Iran's top negotiator in talks with six major world powers started negotiations negotiations in Geneva.

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili held the first round of talks with the P5+1 -- comprised of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany -- on Monday.


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