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Agents Involved in Assassinations of Iranian Scientists Arrested: Intelligence Minister

Source: ISNA, Tehran

Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said the country has arrested a number of agents involved in assassination of nuclear scientists. Speaking to reporters, Moslehi said that Iran has recently made some important arrests including apprehension of perpetrators behind attacks against nuclear scientists.

A memorial for the assassinated Iranians

Over the past years, a number of academics and scientists related to Iran's nuclear program were assassinated. Iran says that Zionist regime (Israel) and the US are behind killing of its nuclear scientists.

The latest attack was assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a graduate of Sharif University of Technology in chemical engineering and an official at the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, who was assassinated in Tehran on January 11.

On July 23, 2011, Dariush Rezaiinejad, a university professor, was killed in a terrorist attack in Tehran.

On November 29, 2010, two prominent physicists were targeted by terrorists in two separate bombings. Professor Majid Shahriari was killed and Professor Fereydoun Abbasi, who is the current Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), was injured in the attacks.

On January 12, 2010, another Iranian physicist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was assassinated in a bomb attack.

Death Sentence Confirmed for Scientist's Assassin

Tehran Prosecutor said the country's Supreme Court has confirmed the death sentence for murderer of Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was assassinated in early 2010.

"The death sentence of the murderer of martyr Ali Mohammadi has been confirmed by Iranian Supreme Court and we will declare the related news. We hope the sentence will be put into practice in the near future," Abbas Jafari Dowlat-Abadi said Sunday.

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