It remains my suspicion that the agency behind attacks within Iran is the MEK. My suspicion is because they are the most capable of operating within Iran, although Israel likely has many Farsi speaking residents who may be able to infiltrate, I still think its more likely to be people already there and well connected to anti-regime networks.
Also, on the video I posted here taken shortly after the Nov 2011 blast in Iran at a nuclear weapons development site, the people who posted this video used the sound track of the current Ayatollah promising to pay everyone’s electricity and utility bills from the last ‘election’ in the IRI. CLearly a mocking gesture and something more typical of a local organization I would think, than the US or Israel or an extra-national group.
- Photo shows Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, who Iran say was killed in a bomb blast in Tehran, Iran.
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran said Saturday it has evidence that the United States was behind the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week in Tehran, state media reported.
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was killed in a brazen daylight assassination Wednesday when two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to his car in the Iranian capital. The killing bore a strong resemblance to earlier killings of scientists working on the Iranian nuclear program, and has prompted calls in Iran for retaliation against those deemed responsible.
Iran is looking at “punishing” those behind the assassination of one of its nuclear scientists, a senior military official said on Saturday, pointing the finger at the United States, Israel and Britain.
“We consider committing a terrorist act of killing a scientist to be a threat to the nation… We are looking at punishing those who were behind the scenes of the martyrdom (assassination) of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan,” the deputy chief of Iran’s joint armed forces, Masoud Jazayeri, was quoted as saying by several media.
Iran’s response will be “tormenting” for those responsible, he said, adding: “The enemies of the Iranian nation, such as the United States, Britain and the Zionist regime, should be made accountable for their actions.”
Ahmadi Roshan, a 32-year-old deputy director of Iran’s main uranium enrichment plant, was killed along with his driver on Wednesday when assassins on a motorbike fixed a magnetic bomb to his car.
He was the third nuclear scientist to have been murdered in similar circumstances in Tehran over the past two years.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Thursday that the “abominable” killing was committed “with the planning or support of the intelligence services of the CIA and Mossad” of the United States and Israel.
Chemical engineer Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan killed in car bombing; IDF spokesman: I won’t shed a tear for him.
Amid rising tensions in the Middle East and a day after IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz warned that unnatural events would plague Iran, a nuclear scientist was assassinated on Wednesday in a meticulously planned car bombing in downtown Tehran.
Iran accused Israel and the United States of carrying it out.
The assassination on Wednesday was the fourth attack against Iranian nuclear scientists in two years and followed by two months a series of mysterious explosions, one of which killed a top Iranian Revolutionary Guard general and missile expert in November.
According to Iranian reports, two men on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the door of 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan’s silver sedan as he drove down a busy street close to Tehran University during the morning rush hour. The chemical engineer’s passenger also died, Iranian media said, while a passer-by was slightly hurt.
Iranian media described Roshan as a senior nuclear scientist and deputy director of a department at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant near Tehran. The semi-official news agency Mehr said Roshan had recently met officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency.