Thursday, January 12, 2012

Iran urges UN to condemn nuclear scientists' killings

Iran has issued an impassioned letter to the United Nations Secretary General charging that the killings of Iranian nuclear scientists were terror attacks that followed a clear pattern -- an assertion the country's ambassador to the United Nations repeated to CNN in an interview Wednesday night.

"There is firm evidence that certain foreign quarters are behind such assassinations," the letter said, "It is highly expected from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and President of the Security Council of the United Nations as well as all other relevant organs and bodies to condemn, in the strongest term, these inhumane terrorist acts."

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a nuclear scientist, was killed in a blast in Tehran on Wednesday morning, the latest in a series of attacks against such scientists in recent years.

A motorcyclist placed a magnetic bomb under Roshan's Peugeot 405. Two other scientists were killed in a similar fashion in the capital city in the last two years. Read More