U.S. Denies Blowing Up Iranian Scientist
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
An Iranian spokesman accused the “triangle of wickedness,” otherwise known as Israel, the U.S. and “their hired agents,” of carrying out the Tuesday bombing of Iranian scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi. The State Department said that was “absurd.”
Mohammadi was either a nuclear physicist or a quantum theorist who supported or opposed the government, depending on which reports you believe.
The State Department’s response to the charge can be found in a briefing transcript here. —PZS
An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said that “signs of the triangle of wickedness by the Zionist regime, America and their hired agents, are visible in the terrorist act”.
Reports also described Mr Mohammadi as a nuclear physicist, but it later appeared that his field of study was quantum theory.
There was also confusion as to whether the attack had any political overtones.