Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The United States deny being behind the assassination of Iranian scientist

Washington denied Monday, July 25 being behind the assassination of Iranian scientist Dariush Rezaei-Nejad, 35, suspected of working for the Iranian Defense Ministry and killed Saturday afternoon in Tehran when he was with his wife. The President of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, and other politicians have said that once the United States and Israel were behind the assassination rated "terrorist act".

"We are not involved," said the spokesman for the U.S. State Department, Victoria Nuland. "Our sympathies are obviously with the family of the victim. We condemn this murder or attack against an innocent person," she said. Spokesman for the Iranian regime "used to accuse the Western countries in such cases." "We hope that Tehran does not use the assassination to distract attention from what to do, namely to comply with its international obligations" regarding its nuclear program, insisted the spokesman.

The UN has imposed sanctions on four occasions against Iran for refusing to halt its enrichment program to uranimum. If Tehran says its nuclear program is purely civilian, Western countries suspect the Islamic regime of seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. Many Iranian scientists specialized in nuclear power have been lost over the years or have been victims of attacks.

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