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Saturday, January 14, 2012

'Intl. bodies ignore Israeli terrorism'

Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:35PM GMT
Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was killed in a terrorist attack in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
A senior Iranian lawmaker says international organizations are useless as they do not pay due attention to the terrorist actions of Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad.

Pointing to the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran, Mohammad Kowsari said on Saturday that Iran has taken all legal steps to voice its protest to terror attacks.

“To show our outrage with regards to this issue we have undergone all necessary legal procedures, we have issued warnings and have written letters to all relevant authorities. We have also asked the UN to investigate this issue,” the lawmaker who is a member of the Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee added.

Kowsari stated that if Iran had not pre-warned international bodies and had not protested at terror attacks, it would have not started to talk about such additional measures as retaliation.

“International organizations have paid no attention to Iran's demands in this regard and some of them have just condemned terror attacks, which prove the uselessness of these organizations,” he said.

In the latest instance of terror attacks against Iran's nuclear scientists, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, an official of Iran's Natanz nuclear site, was assassinated by an unknown motorist on January 11.

The assailant attached a magnetic bomb to his car, killing Ahmadi Roshan along with his driver, while injuring a passer-by.

The latest terrorist attack comes as Iran has reached an agreement with the P5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany - to hold negotiations in Turkey.

The US, Israel and their allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program and have used this allegation as a pretext to sway the UNSC to impose four rounds of sanctions on Iran.

Based on these accusations, they have also repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike.

This is while in November 2011, some of the US presidential hopefuls called for conducting covert operations ranging from assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists to launching a military strike on Iran as well as sabotaging Tehran's nuclear program.

The calls for assassinations are not idle threats as a number of Iranian scientists have been assassinated over the past few years.

According to reports, Ahmadi Roshan had recently met International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors, a fact which indicates that the IAEA has leaked information about Iran's nuclear facilities and scientists.


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