[International Herald Tribune]




Kayhan, Islamic Republic of Iran

Killing Iran's Scientists Won't Stop Our March toward Nuclear 'Progress'


Is it true that the U.S. and its allies are assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists? Ghanbar Naderi of Iran's state-run Kayhan asserts that regardless of how many the 'Global Arrogance' kills, Tehran will never be deterred from marching ahead with its 'peaceful' nuclear program.


By Ghanbar Naderi


January 12, 2011


Islamic Republic of Iran - Kayhan - Home Page (English)

Another Iranian nuclear scientist is killed: The murder of Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan and many others makes it hard to doubt that the West is using targeted assassination to slow Iran's nuclear program.


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On Wednesday morning in a Tehran bombing, an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed, the latest in a string of U.S.-Israeli-sponsored attacks against the country’s top scientists and academics.


With magnets, a motorcyclist placed a bomb under Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan's Peugeot 405. Roshan's driver, Reza Qashqaei, was also killed. He died of his injuries sometime after the attack.


A graduate of Iran's Sharif University, Roshan, 32, was deputy director of commercial affairs at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Isfahan Province.


The latest attack comes as the West notches up the pressure for Iran to halt its nuclear enrichment activities, which have always been under the direct supervision and surveillance of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Tehran maintains that its nuclear program is for civilian energy purposes only - and disputes allegations by the U.S. and its allies that it is seeking to develop a [nuclear] weapons program.


This attack follows the scenario of others that have killed nuclear scientists in Iran's capital. Nuclear physicist Daryoush Rezaei, 35, was killed last July in front of his Tehran home by assailants on a motorcycle.


And on January 12, 2010, university professor and nuclear scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi died in a blast when an assailant stuck a bomb under his car. Majid Jamali Fashi confessed to the bombing and was sentenced to death in August. He admitted to working for Israel's spy agency, the Mossad, confessing that Israel had been paid him $120,000 to carry out the hit.


In November 2010, nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari was killed in a blast, again, when a bomb was stuck under a car by someone on a motorcycle.


Meanwhile, Mickey Segal, former director of the Iran department at the Israel Defense Forces' Intelligence Branch, told Israel Army Radio today that Wednesday's attack was part of broad range of pressure being brought to bear on Iran.


Also on Wednesday, The Jerusalem Post reported that the chief of the general staff of the Zionist regime’s military, Benny Gantz, speaking at a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, warned that "2012 will be a critical year in the connection with Iran gaining nuclear power.”


But despite the pressure and assassinations, Iran has made it clear that barbaric measures will not stop the progress of its civilian nuclear program. According to Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, the Mossad, the American CIA and British MI6 are behind these attacks, a view shared by the latest victim’s family.   



Rahim Ahmadi-Roshan, father of the latest scientist to have been killed, “It is obvious who is behind these assassinations, and there is little need for me to write the words. If you asked a small child, even he would tell you that this was an attack linked to the U.S., Israel and the Global Arrogance.”


The mother of Wednesday's victim, Sediqeh Salari, said, “They assassinated my son to remind us of how much they hate our guts and to show their hostility. These are Iran’s sworn enemies.”



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One needn't dig too deep to prove that the U.S. and its allies are behind the latest assassination plot. Just for the record, to demonstrate that such targeted killings are accepted American practice, a number of U.S. officials and presidential candidates have made it repeatedly clear that Washington seeks to stop Iran’s nuclear program through covert operations, including the assassination of scientists.


Just a day before the assassination of Ahmadi Roshan, representatives of MI6 and the Mossad reportedly met in Tel Aviv, at which time they discussed Iran’s nuclear program and enrichment activities. They also shared intelligence on how best to slow Iran’s progress.


In sum and as is maintained by Iranian officials and leaders, no setback will persuade Tehran to backtrack, because Iran is completely serious about how to move forward with its nuclear issues. Its path is irreversible and there is no intention to retreat.


Into the bargain, assassinations, sanctions and added pressure will just as effectively consolidate Iranian national resolve to continue on its path to progress.  




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