Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman: There is connection between act of terror against Iranian nuclear scientists and threats of MI6
British Secret Intelligence Service MI6 has a hand in organizing terrorist acts directed against two Iranian nuclear scientists, said Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman
Ramin Mehmanparast, Iranian MEHR news agency reported.
"The main accused in the act of terror are the Western countries, so zealously applying for the role of human rights defenders. They use this (terror) as a kind of tool for exerting political pressure on the independent countries," Mehmanparast said to a press conference, answering a question about Iran's attitude towards the statement by the MI6 head
John Sawers regarding "special forces and security forces' conducting operations against Iran."
An attack has been committed on two university professors. Cars, carrying the professors, were blown up Monday morning in Tehran. The blasts took place at between 7:00 and 8:00 in the morning, when professors jointly with their family members left home for work. As a result of the terror act, committed near the Shahid Beheshti University in the north of Tehran, one of the professors of the university Madjid Shahriyari died and his wife and another passenger seriously injured. Both scientists worked in the field of nuclear technology of Iran. The list of persons, against whom sanctions are applied upon UN Security Council resolution 1747, also includes Firudin Abbasi.
According to Mehmanparast, the scientists working in the field of peaceful nuclear technologies, have repeatedly been threatened and are being threatened by terror. "We do not believe that the latest threats voiced by the official representative of British intelligence, are not linked to this act of terror," said Mehmanparast.
According to foreign media reports, last month the head of British intelligence MI6 John Sawers said that it needs to defuse and stop Iran's nuclear program not only through discussions, but also through intelligence operations.
Iranian officials have accused the United States, Israel, Britain intelligence and NATO of direct or indirect organizing act of terror on Nov. 29, directed against two Tehran professors.