Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah
Seyyed Ali Khamenei paid surprise visits to the families of the two martyred scientists Majid Shahriari and Masoud Ali-Mohammadi.
Particle physicist Ali-Mohammadi was assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010. The university professor was killed by a remote-control bomb attached to a motorbike, IRNA reported.
Professor Shahriari was also targeted in a terrorist attack on November 29, 2010. He was on his way to work at Shahid Beheshti University in northern Tehran when he was attacked. In the attack, a magnetic bomb was attached to the physicist's car.