Deputy Speaker Accuses US, Israel of Assassinating Iranian Scientists
First Deputy Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran, Seyed Mohammad Hassan Abu-Torabifard said on Monday that the terrorist attacks on two Iranian university professors and scientists in Tehran this week was the result of US and Israeli plots against Iran.
Two Iranian university professors Fereidoon Abbasi Davani and Majid Shahriari were assassinated in separate terrorist bomb attacks in Tehran on Monday morning with the latter died immediately after the blast.
Abu-Torabi expressed the parliament's condolences to the family of the martyred scientist, Iran's academic centers and the nation on the assassination of Shahriari, and mentioned the outstanding works of the two physics scientists.
He further noted Iran's progress in nuclear physics in recent years, and said Israel and the US have hatched numerous plots to impede Iran's progress on different occasions, including assassination of scientists and university professors.
Yet, the vice-speaker underlined that terror attacks and western antagonism may never hinder Iran's progress in different fields, including the civilian nuclear technology.
"The more crimes Israel and the United States commit, the higher the speed of Iran's scientific move will be," he said.
Initial investigations revealed that terrorists had planted bombs on the teachers' vehicles and blasted their cars at 7:45 a.m. (0415 GMT).
An eye witness present at the scene of the terrorist attack told FNA earlier that the terrorists riding two motorcycles came close to the vehicle carrying Majid Shahriari at 7:45 a.m. and threw a bomb at the car which blasted and killed the lecturer and wounded his wife and his driver.
The other university professor, Fereidoon Abbasi Davani who is a nuclear scientist, was also the target of assassination in the same way today, but he could survive the attack and was transferred to hospital along with his wife after being wounded in the attack.
Another Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, was also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January.