15 Jan 2012

Iran Calls On UN To Condemn Slaying Of Nuclear Scientist

Iran has called on the United Nations to condemn the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist, calling it a "terrorist attack” orchestrated by foreign powers who want to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program.


In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Iran's Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee called on the UN to condemn the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan on January 11, as well as two previous attacks that left two nuclear scientists dead and another wounded.
The United States has condemned the killing of Ahmadi Roshan and has also denied any involvement. Israel has said it has no knowledge of who was involved.

Radio Free Europe/Radio LibertyMore on Reuters

As callous as this may seem, I admit to sharing the views of Israeli General Yoav Mordechai, who, when informed Wednesday of the assassination of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist, posted on Facebook: “I don’t know who took revenge on the Iranian scientist, but I am definitely not shedding a tear.” The “who,” of course, is almost certainly the Mossad, Israel’s secret service. (Lorne Gunter: It’s naive to think assassinating Iran’s scientists isn’t justified – National Post)