Car where Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by a bomb placed in a vehicle. The Islamic Republic is blaming Israel and the United States for being behind the bombing., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Iran remembers martyred nuclear scientist
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:26AM GMT
Senior Iranian officials and figures, noted in scientific areas, have gathered in Tehran to remember martyred Iranian nuclear scientist Dariush Rezaeinejad, Press TV reports.
Rezaeinejad was gunned down by armed terrorists in the capital on July 23, 2011. The 32-year-old engineer was shot at point-blank range, while accompanied by his wife and four-year-old daughter, who both survived the attack.
The head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoun Abbasi, who was an assassination survivor himself, said that, despite such acts of terror, Iran would continue to develop its scientific capabilities.
“A large number of Iranian professors have so far transferred their knowledge and know-how to the industries in Iran. Nuclear [energy] is only one of those fields and, God willing, we will continue to make progress on this path,” Abbasi told Press TV.
Rezaeinejad is one of the five Iranian scientists and employees, involved in Iran’s technological advancements, pertaining to nuclear energy, who have been killed in assassination attempts so far.
Attending Rezaeinejad’s memorial ceremony, Iran’s Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi reiterated that the elements behind the assassination of Iranian scientists had been arrested.
Moslehi blamed the Israeli spy agency of Mossad, the CIA, and Britain’s MI6 for the assassination of the nuclear scientists.
However, he refused to give further details on the issue due to the sensitivity of the case.
“All the elements, involved in the assassination of the country’s nuclear scientists, have been identified and arrested. Despite heavy investment by Mossad in creating invisible terror networks, we managed to identify the terrorists and arrest them,” Moslehi said.
“In addition to [the members of] terror teams, [the members of] two groups, in charge of training terrorists, were also arrested inside and outside Iran,” he added.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi also considered the attacks a test of the national will for the country.
“Iran has always shown that it can stand such tests and it has stood the test of time for so many years, for centuries and such atrocities will not change the will of the nation of Iran,” Salehi said.
Tehran says that, in its latest efforts, it has succeeded in foiling a wide scale of assassination plots against a number of its nuclear scientists.