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Iran warns of tough response to terrorist attacks

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9010-07037

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said the country would give a tough response to terrorist actions.

The U.S. and U.K. cannot hide their "evil hands" in such events, he told reporters on the sidelines of cabinet meeting.

“They have placed a wayward boy (Israel) in the Middle East and lay the blame for their crimes on him,” Moslehi stated.

Also Iranian representative to the UN Mohammad Khazaei called for the UN Security Council and General Assembly to take effective steps to root out terrorism.

The assassination of the Iranian scientist took place when an unknown motorcyclist fastened a magnetic bomb to vehicle of the scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan outside a university in Tehran on Wednesday.

Roshan, 32, was inside his car with two others passers-by when the bomb exploded north Tehran. His driver was also killed in the incident.

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, was a chemical engineering graduate of Iran's prominent Sharif University of Technology and served as marketing deputy of Iran's Natanz nuclear installation, the statement read.

A similar bomb explosion on January 12, 2010 killed Tehran University professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi, a senior physics professor. He was killed when a bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded near his car as he was about to leave for work.

In November 2010, a pair of back-to-back bomb attacks in different parts of the capital killed Majid Shahriari and wounded Fereydoun Abbasi.

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