Ahmadi Roshan's family describes enemies' assassination policy as futile

The family of Iran's martyred scientist, Mustafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, who was killed in a terrorist bombing here in Tehran last Wednesday, underlined that enemies' assassination policy against Iran is futile since the Iranian nation will continue the path of its martyred scientists.

In a message in reply to a letter of condolence sent by Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei to mark the martyrdom of the Iranian university professor, Ahmadi Rosahn's family voiced confidence that "any drop of the blood of dear Mustafa will nourish thousands of brave youths all around the country".

They also renewed their obedience to the Islamic Republic and its religious leadership.

In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb was attached to the door of 32-year-old Mustafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast's car during the Wednesday morning rush-hour in the capital. His driver was also killed in the terrorist attack.

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.

Earlier, Israeli sources confirmed that the terrorist attack which killed Ahmadi Roshan was a joint operation carried out by the agents of the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, and the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

"My own confidential Israeli source confirms today's murder was the work of the Mossad and MKO, as have been a number of previous operations I've reported here," Richard Silverstein, a senior Jewish American journalist, said in his weblog named Tikun Olam.

"The method recalls another series of assassinations that occurred of Fereidoun Abbassi Davani (who was seriously wounded) and his colleague Majid Shahriari (who was killed)," Silverstein said in his weblog.

Meantime, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei blamed the CIA and Mossad for Roshan's killing, but meantime underlined that terror attacks cannot halt or undermine the country's progress.

Roshan's death shows that "the global arrogance spearheaded by the US and Zionism has reached a deadlock in confrontation with the determined, devout and progressive nation of Islamic Iran," the Supreme Leader said in a message released to mark the martyrdom of the Iranian university professor and a deputy director at Iran's Natanz nuclear enrichment site.

Those responsible will not own up, Ayatollah Khamenei said, but the attack "has been carried out by the planning or support of CIA and Mossad (spy) services, like all other crimes of the network of international state terrorism".