Iran arrests suspects in nuclear scientists assassination case

Iran Materials 6 May 2012 16:48 (UTC +04:00)

Iran has arrested several suspects in connection with the assassination of its nuclear scientists, Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi announced on Sunday, FNA reported.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a periodic meeting of Iran's Drug Campaign Headquarters here in Tehran today, Moslehi said that Iran has recently made some important arrests, and explained that those apprehended by the security forces have been arrested for drug and security charges.

"Some of these individuals have been arrested in connection with the case of our nuclear martyrs, and we have managed to apprehend them recently," Moslehi added.

The minister declined to provide any further details on the case.

Iran has so far arrested several suspects in relation to the assassination of its scientists.

Western spy agencies, collaborated by the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), have assassinated several Iranian scientists in the last three years.

In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, terrorists killed a 32-year-old Iranian scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, and his driver on January 11.

The blast took place on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, who was also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010.