- Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi underscored that the US, Israeli and British spy agencies were involved in the recent terrorist attack against an Iranian scientist, and added that Iran will give crushing response to the terrorist acts.
Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting here in Tehran on Sunday, Moslehi stressed Mossad, CIA and MI6 involvement in Wednesday's terrorist attack, and added, "The US and Britain cannot pretend that they did not have anything to do with the terrorist attack."
"An important point which is quite evident in this incident is that the US and British governments cannot distance themselves from the terrorist act by claiming the Iranian scientist was not martyred by their agents," he stated.
Referring to the terrorist measures of the Zionist regime in the Middle-East, Moslehi pointed out that the US and Britain have installed the Zionist regime in the Middle-East to commit these crimes.
He pointed out that the Islamic Republic of Iran will give crushing responses to US, Britain and Mossad and their terrorist attempts.
"A national committee will be formed in coordination with the secretariat of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) in order to provide the international legal organizations with the existing documents pertaining to the involvement of the Zionist regime in assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists," the minister said.
In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb was attached to the car of 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan during the Wednesday morning rush-hour in the capital, Tehran. His driver was also killed in the terrorist attack.
The Wednesday 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.
The assassination method used in the Wednesday bombing was similar to the 2010 terrorist bomb attacks against the then university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani - who is now the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization - and his colleague Majid Shahriari. Abbasi Davani survived the attack, while Shahriari was martyred.
Another Iranian scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was also assassinated through the same method on 23 July 2011.
An Iranian court of revolution in August sentenced to death the terrorist who assassinated Ali Mohammadi in 2010.
Majid Jamali Fashi pleaded guilty to murdering Massoud Ali Mohammadi.
Tehran's Public and Revolution Courts Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced at the time that Jamali Fashi had been trained in Mossad's military bases.
Jafari Dolatabadi also stated that Jamali Fashi had received $120,000 from the Zionist regime to carry out the assassination and then returned to Iran.
Majid Jamali Fashi said in his confessions aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on January 11, 2011, "I became acquainted with a number of Israeli officers on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway after we had a visit to Israel and I received different training courses, including chasing, running, counter-chasing and techniques for planting bombs in a car."
The terrorist added that he had also been trained in that Israeli garrison how to carry out bomb attacks while riding a motorcycle.
Jamali Fashi also said that he had received psychological and operational briefings for assassinating Dr. Ali Mohammadi and had exercised the bombing plot for killing the Iranian scientist several times at the Israeli garrison.
He also mentioned during his confessions that small models of Dr. Mohammadi's house and his house surroundings were used during his training course.