Salehi: Iran main victim of terrorism
"While Iran has taken genuine steps to safeguard human rights... it has been one of the main victims of terrorism in the world," Salehi said .
"Terrorist groups have killed, threatened and abducted thousands of ordinary Iranian citizens, including women and children and proceeded to plunder public and private properties," he added.
Such a serious problem as terrorism is "supported by certain foreign countries," Salehi pointed out.
He referred to the assassination of the two Iranian physicists, Professor Ali Mohammadi and Professor Majid Shahriari, by a suspicious terrorist group, "which enjoys the generous financial support of the West and the full cooperation of Israel."
"This situation has placed a heavy responsibility on the shoulder of the government to put an end to this threatening challenge," Salehi said.
Professor Ali-Mohammadi, a lecturer at Tehran University, was killed by an explosive-laden motorbike in the Iranian capital on January 12, 2010. The bombing took place near the professor's home in the Qeytariyeh neighborhood of northern Tehran.
The professor lost his life when the booby-trapped motorbike was blown off with a remote-controlled device.
Also on November 29, 2010, unidentified terrorists detonated bombs attached to the vehicles of university professors Majid Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi. Professor Shahriari was killed immediately, but Dr. Abbasi and his wife survived the attack with minor injuries.