Iran establishes committee to ensure safety of scientists
Iran has established a committee to ensure security of researchers, Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology, Nasrin Soltankhah was quoted as saying by the news agency ILNA.
Soltankhah said the committee will seek ways to preserve knowledge and information possessed by scientists, as well as to ensure their physical safety.
On Nov. 29, two university professors were attacked, when cars, carrying the professors, were blown up in Tehran. The blasts took place at between 7:00 and 8:00 in the morning, when the professors, along with their family members, left home for work. As a result of the blasts, which took place close the Shahid Beheshti University in northern Tehran, one of the professors, Madjid Shahriyari died, while his wife and another passenger seriously injured.
Another professor, Firudin Abbasi and his wife were injured as a result of blast at the Artesh Alley. Both scientists worked in the field of nuclear technology of Iran. The list of persons, against whom sanctions were applied upon UN Security Council resolution 1747, also included Firudin Abbasi.
Iranian officials have accused the United States, Israel, Britain intelligence and NATO of directly or indirectly organizing act of terror on Nov. 29, targeting two Tehran professors.