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Soltanieh: G77 to pursue Iran scientists killing

Iran Materials 17 January 2011 04:01
Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Tehran will pursue the case of the assassination of its nuclear scientists with the cooperation of Group of 77, Press TV reported.
Soltanieh: G77 to pursue Iran scientists killing

Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Tehran will pursue the case of the assassination of its nuclear scientists with the cooperation of Group of 77, Press TV reported.

Ali Asghar Soltanieh made the remarks in a meeting with foreign diplomats visiting Iran's nuclear sites on Sunday, Fars news agency reported.

As a goodwill gesture in the spirit of international cooperation, Iran invited diplomats representing political and geographical groups in the IAEA to tour the country's nuclear facility.

Representatives from the IAEA, the Non-aligned Movement (NAM), Group of 77 and the Arab League arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a two-day tour of the country's nuclear sites.

Condemning the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists, the envoys stated that they will follow up on the case with the cooperation of Group of 77.

The Group of 77 at the UN is a coalition of developing nations, designed to promote economic interactions among the member states, and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations.

Professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, a lecturer at Tehran University, was killed by a booby-trapped motorbike in the Iranian capital in January 2010. The bombing took place near the professor's home in the Qeytariyeh neighborhood of northern Tehran.

On November 29, 2010, unidentified terrorists attached bombs to the vehicles of Iranian university professors Majid Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi and detonated them. Professor Shahriari was killed immediately, but Dr. Abbasi and his wife sustained minor injuries and were rushed to hospital.

Earlier in the day, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran has the right to follow up on the case of the assassination of its scientists.

"Iran has the right to pursue [the case of] the assassination of its scientists in international circles," Ali Akbar Velayati said.

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