leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with unnamed
members of Iranian nuclear scientists that have been slain
suspicious circumstances over recent years.
Kayhan, Islamic Republic of Iran
Supreme Leader Thanks
Families of Assassinated Nuclear Scientists
Are the American
CIA and Israeli Mossad behind a series of assassinations of Iranian nuclear
scientists? Furthermore, are these two agencies using intelligence gleaned from
the International Atomic Energy Agency to carry out these attacks? According to
this news item from Iran's state-run Kayhan, the murders show U.S. and
Israeli desperation in the face of Iranian scientific progress.
TEHRAN: The Leader of the
Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has visited the families of
two assassinated nuclear scientists. In a meeting to offer his condolences on Thursday
evening, Ayatollah Khamenei met the families of Darioush Rezaeinejad
and Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan.
The Leader praised the efforts
made by the nation's nuclear scientists, and reminded people that the enemy, in
its bid to block the unswerving progress of the Iranian nation, seeks to
eliminate young Iranian academics.
Ayatollah Khamenei said these
young and elite martyrs are a source of honor for the country. Their martyrdom on
the path toward God will pave the way for the progress of Islam.
The Leader said, "These
dear martyrs are worthy of honor for two reasons: First, because of their research
activities and their competence in handling sensitive information vital to the
nation's interests; and second, because of the divine and spiritual nature of
the young. That is why they are martyrs."
Discussing history, the
Leader remarked that with the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the enemies immediately
began leveling great accusations against it, claiming that the way toward
scientific progress is blocked here, but that Iranian youth had, through their
endeavors, proved the opposite.
On July 23, 2011,
unidentified gunmen martyred Darioush Rezaeinejad, an Iranian nuclear scientist,
outside of his home.
Rezaeinejad and his wife were
on their way to their child's kindergarten class when they were approached by
two men on a motorcycle. The gunmen called him by name and when he turned
around, shot Rezaeinejad, 35, in the neck.
Ahmadi-Roshan was a graduate student
in chemical engineering from the prominent Sharif University of Technology, and
served as deputy director of marketing at the Natanz nuclear facility.
This latest terrorist attack
came as Iran had reached an agreement with the P5+1 (Britain, China, France, Russia
and the United States, plus Germany), to hold talks in Turkey. But on Thursday,
Deputy U.N. Ambassador Eshaq Al-e-Habib asserted that the terrorists who had assassinated
Ahmadi-Roshan may have obtained intelligence leaked from U.N. agencies.
“There is great suspicion
that … terrorist circles used intelligence obtained from U.N. bodies, including
the U.N. Security Council sanctions list and interviews conducted by the IAEA with
our nuclear scientists, to identify and carry out their malicious acts,” Ambassador
Al-e-Habib told a U.N. meeting.
Al-e-Habib said that Ahmadi Roshan
had recently met with IAEA inspectors, a fact that indicates, “these U.N.
agencies may have played a role in leaking information on Iran's nuclear
facilities and scientists.”
Meanwhile, the leader of Friday
prayers in Tehran, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, says that the assassination of
scientists and young elites by the CIA and Mossad show the desperation of
arrogant powers in the face of Iranian progress and the dead end they have
“Those who now claim to fight
terrorism are themselves leaders of terrorists and foster-terrorists,” said Ayatollah
Ahmad Jannati. He added that the enemies have been brought to their knees in such
a way that they have no option but to resort to assassination and acts of
“This is while they claim to
have occupied Iraq and Afghanistan to fight terrorism,” Ayatollah Jannati added.
The senior cleric stressed that the perpetrators of the assassination of Iran's
scientists must be brought to justice.
“This assassination was
planned and carried out with the help of the CIA and Mossad, and shows that the
Global Arrogance, led by the United States and the Zionist regime, has reached
a dead end when it comes to the pious, determined and progressive Iranian
nation,” Jannati added.
He closed by saying that Ayatollah
Jannati emphasized that the assassination of Iranian scientists will not achieve
the result that the enemy desires, since more young scientists will follow in Ahmadi
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