Iran's speaker calls Iranian academic assassination "U.S.-Zionist terrorist act"

17:06, July 24, 2011      

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Iran's Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani called the assassination of an Iranian scholar as a " U.S.-Zionist terrorist act," the satellite Press TV reported Sunday.

On Saturday, local media reported that "Dariush Rezaei," PhD of nuclear Physics and a university professor, was killed by motorcyclists in front of his home in eastern Tehran.

"Yesterday's U.S.-Zionist terrorist act that targeted one of the elites of Iran is another instance demonstrating the U.S. hostility (toward Iran)," Larijani was quoted as saying.

The Iranian Speaker said that "the U.S. has resorted to terrorist acts because of failing in its adventures in the region. "

Larijani also called on Iran's security forces to respond to terrorists with "stronger will," said the report.

According to reports, the assassinated scientist was an expert linked to Iran's Atomic Energy Organization and a nuclear physics professor at Mohaqeq Ardebili University in Iran's northwestern Ardebil city.

Later reports, however, said that "Dariush Rezaeinejad," 35, worked for the Iranian Defense Ministry, according to Press TV.

The victim majored in electro-techniques at Tehran's Khajeh Nasir University, the local Fars news agency reported on Sunday.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
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