Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed in Car Blast
Posted on Jan 11, 2012
Iran is evidently not the safest of places to be a nuclear scientist, as another from among their ranks, 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, was killed Wednesday in Tehran by what the city’s deputy governor characterized as both a magnetic car bomb and the work of Zionist operatives. Meanwhile, the country’s VP, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, told the local press that this loss would not sway Iran from continuing with its nuclear program. —KA
Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, an academic who also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack.
The blast happened after a motorcyclist stuck an apparent bomb to the car.
Several Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated in recent years, with Iran blaming Israel and the US. Both countries deny the accusations.
The US state department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters she did not have “any information to share one way or the other” on the latest attack.