Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he speaks at Columbia University in New York City in September 2007.
On Monday, after two Iranian nuclear scientists were targeted in apparently coordinated bombings, killing one scientist and wounding another, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pointed to the West and to Israel to place blame for the attacks. —KA
The attackers rode up on motorcycles and stuck bombs to the windows of the scientists’ cars as they were leaving their homes in Tehran on the way to work. Seconds later the bombs detonated.
One bomb killed Majid Shahriar, of the nuclear engineering faculty at the Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. His wife was in the car with him and was wounded. The second bomb injured Fereidoun Abbasi, 52, a nuclear physicist and professor at Shahid Besheshti, and also injured his wife.
[...] The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, blamed “western governments and the Zionist regime” for the attacks.