SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — Iran's intelligence ministry has announced the capture of main elements behind the assassination of the country's nuclear scientists.
“The key perpetrators of the assassinations of Majid Shahriari, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan (two of the slain nuclear scientists) and Reza Qashqaei (the driver) were identified and, in a series of rapid and authoritative operations, were arrested and transferred to detention facilities,” the ministry announced in a Thursday statement.
The statement pointed to Iran's extensive intelligence operations following the assassination of the first Iranian nuclear scientist in 2010 and pointed out that the investigations led to the identification of a number of Israeli intelligence officers and their mercenaries.
Earlier on May 15, Iran's Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi announced that Tehran obtained vital clues regarding the serial assassinations of four Iranian nuclear scientists.
Iran condemns the US and Israel for the strings of deadly attacks mounted against its nuclear experts.
Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was assassinated in January 2012 after an unknown motorcyclist attached a magnet bomb to his car in Tehran.
On November 29, 2010, Professor Majid Shahriari and Dr. Fereydoun Abbasi were targeted by terrorist attacks; Shahriari was killed immediately and Dr. Abbasi, the current head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, sustained injuries.
In November 2011, some of the US presidential hopefuls called for conducting covert operations ranging from assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists to launching a military strike on Iran as well as sabotaging Tehran's nuclear energy program. — www.shafaqna.com