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Iran calls for IAEA to condemn scientists' killing

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9010-08994

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iranian representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh called for the condemnation of Iranian nuclear scientists' assassinations.

Soltanieh in a letter to his Italian counterpart -- who is also the current IAEA Board of Governor Chairperson Gianni Ghisi-- called for the condemnation of Iranian nuclear scientists' assassinations and serious measures to prevent the repetition of such terrorist actions.

An Iranian scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, serving as the marketing deputy of Iran's Natanz nuclear installation 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.

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.

"In the letter I called for the condemnation of such inhumane actions which all go against the international regulations and the IAEA Statute. I stressed the issue should be reflected to all IAEA Board of Governors members and prevent the repetition of such actions," Soltanieh stressed.

He also noted that assassination of scientists in different fields particularly in technology and peaceful nuclear science seriously threatens the country's progress, pointing out that it should be prevented and condemned by international communities.

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