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Iran blames countries disclose names of scientists

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9010-06454

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the country blames those who disclosed the names of the country’s nuclear scientists.

Mehmanparast referred to condemnation of the recent terrorist action in Tehran by the U.S., noting Iran would never accept such superficial condemnation and that people believe the U.S. and the U.K. are behind the terrorist actions.

An Iranian scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, was killed in a terrorist attack January 11. In the incident, a motorcyclist attached a magnetic bomb to his car near a building of a university in Tehran.

Mehmanparast speaking to reporters on the sideline of Ahmadi Roshan’s funeral ceremony, said, "Enemies resorted to such actions which cannot be justified at all when they have tried all ways and got no result."

The spokesman also referred to Iran’s progress over the last 30 years, noting enemies have always tried to plot against the country and the nation, adding actions of the enemies only promoted the motivation of Iranian youth to make progress.

“Enemies face a dead end. Hatred is the reason for their crimes against our youth since the enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran believe our nation has turned out to be a paradigm in the region," Mehmanparast noted.

He also referred to the actions taken by the Iranian Foreign Ministry following the terrorist action, adding the ministry took a quick position and unveiled name of countries which were behind the crime and obliged all Iranian embassies in other countries to reflect the issue and announce other countries’ position in this regard.

Different countries have condemned the terrorist action. Iranian representative to the UN Mohammad Khazaei also sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the UN General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser and the UN Security Council President Baso Sangqu following assassination of the Iranian scientist Wednesday and called for effective action.

Mehmanparast noted the Foreign Ministry sent two separate letters to the U.S. and the U.K. officials and condemned their support for such terrorist actions and called for them to assume responsibility of the attack.

He also referred to Iran’s achievements on nuclear science as one of the most complicated expertise in the world for peaceful purposes, pointing out enemies of Iran failed to hinder Iran’s progress.

Mehmanparast noted Iran believes those who have disclosed the name of the nuclear scientists are guilty and should be held accountable and that Iran would pursue the case seriously.

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News Code: 9010-06454

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