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News number: 9104253237

15:46 | 2012-08-07

Nuclear

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MPs Praise Iranian Intelligence Forces' Performance against N. Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Members of the Iranian parliament on Tuesday lauded the successful confrontation of the country's intelligence forces against enemies' terrorist plots to undermine Iran and disrupt its peaceful nuclear program.



In a statement signed by 227 Iranian lawmakers today, the Iranian parliamentarians pointed to the Iranian intelligence forces' success in identifying and arresting all terrorist elements behind the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientists, and noted that the accomplishment came in spite of the fact that enemies have used complicated tactics in their attacks.

On Sunday the Iranian state broadcaster aired the confessions made by the team of terrorists who were arrested after assassinating several Iranian nuclear scientists.

The terrorists confessed to their crimes and explained the various tactics they had learned in Israel for their operations in Iran.

Last month, Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said his forces have arrested the terrorists who assassinated Iran's young nuclear scientist Dariush Rezaeinejad in July 2011.

Addressing a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the assassination of Rezaeinejad, Moslehi said that the team behind Rezaeinejad's assassination had done massive efforts to deceit the Iranian intelligence apparatus but failed.

He said unlike the remote controlled bombs used to assassinate two other nuclear scientists, this time the terrorists used direct gun shots to assassinate Rezaeinejad, and added that the Iranian intelligence forces have managed to identify and arrest them.

Late in June, Iran announced that its intelligence forces had identified and arrested all terrorist elements behind the assassination of the country's nuclear scientists.

"All the elements involved in the assassinations of the country's nuclear scientists have been identified and arrested," Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced in a statement late last month.

A number of countries, whose territories and facilities had been misused by the Mossad-backed terrorist teams, have provided the Iranian officials with relevant information, the statement added.

Over the course of the investigations, all other elements behind the assassinations of the Iranian scientists Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, Majid Shahriari and Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan as well as Reza Qashqaei (Roshan's driver) have been apprehended, the statement read.

Some of the perpetrators of the assassination of Dr. Fereidoun Abbasi, the current head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, are among those arrested, the ministry added.

According to the statement, Iran's Intelligence Ministry has detected some of Mossad's bases within the territories of one of Iran's Western neighbors, which provided training and logistic support to the terrorist networks.

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.

The assassination method used in the bombing was similar to the 2010 terrorist bomb attacks against the then university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi and his colleague Majid Shahriari. While Abbasi Davani survived the attack, Shahriari was martyred.

Another Iranian scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was also assassinated through the same method on 23 July 2011.