'US, Israeli-backed MKO assassinated Iran's N-scientist'

Following the last Wednesday's terrorist attack in Tehran, leading to the martyrdom (assassination) of Iran's nuclear scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, many analysts discussed the issue and put the blame on Mujahedin-e Khalq as the US/Israeli-backed terrorist group regarding the Wednesday's assassination.

Referring to recent statements of US and Israeli military and political leaders, General Gennady Mikhailovich Evstafiev, Senior Vice President of Moscow-based PIR-Center for Policy Studies (PIR Center), an independent Moscow think tank that specializes in nuclear security issues, told a Russian government's international radio that “we should understand that the secret war against Iran has been going already for two dozen of years and in this war there were so many casualties,” Habilian reported.

He also pointed to the pattern of these killings and stated that” I’m damn sure that the recent killing, the fifth killing of Iranian scientist, is a chain in the long ago devised operation of undermining the Iranian nuclear program.”

Senior Vice President of PIR Center stressed that Mujahedin-e Khalq “which officially is considered by the United States as a terrorist organization is the force who has done the assassination.”

Retired Russian General Gennady Evstafiev went on to add that Mujahedin-e Khalq “moved first of all to Iraq and were used by Saddam Hussein, who didn’t care about the lives and the ideas of these people, he simply used them against Iran as a force,” emphasizing that “this is the only force which could be really summoned for this kind of operations.”

He added that this terrorist group’s members “are constantly used by the Israelis especially, and by the Americans in the second place,” to operate against Iran.

In a Saturday interview with Press TV, former Pentagon Official Michael Maloof said that Mujahedin-e Khalq and Jundollah are responsible for the attack adding that, "they would blend in very well, very easily." "So it could be a combination of Jundollah and MEK."

Maloof pointed out that Mujahedin-e Khalq (MKO/MEK/PMOI) and Jundollah are designated as terrorist organizations by the U.S. and concluded that their being designated as terrorist groups "doesn't preclude the US when it suits their national interests to engage and work with elements of these groups." "After all, they are anti-Iranian, so they are going to be employed as much as they can and I do know that there has been an effort underway to remove the MEK [MKO] certainly from the US terrorist list."

"I think that it is part of an effort by the Israelis to undertake a very quiet behind the scenes engagement against the Iranian regime in an effort to cripple the program itself; hitting those critical choke points in an effort to try to delay the program," he added.

A nuclear scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, was martyred when two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb on the side of his car on Wednesday morning. The attack was the fifth daylight attack on the Iranian nuclear scientists.