Azerbaijan, Baku, Mar.17/ Trend G.Mehdi/
Writs of culpability have been issued for 18 persons who are indicted to be involved in the assassination of three Iranian nuclear scientists, ISNA quoted Tehran Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as saying.
Bills of indictment will be issued for the persons in the near future and they will be tried in the next year, he added.
Elementary-particle physicist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was assassinated in a bomb attack in Tehran on January 12, 2010. Physicist Majid Shahriari was killed in a bombing in Tehran on November 29, 2010 and professor Darioush Rezaiinejad was shot and killed by a gunman with an AK-47 in Tehran on July 23, 2011.
In January, Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi said Iranian intelligence agents have foiled several assassination plots against a number of nuclear scientists.
He refused to give additional information, saying that the details of the operations would be announced soon.
The methods of the terrorist groups to hatch assassination plots have been discovered and neutralized through intelligence operations, Moslehi added.