Speaker lambasts UNSC silence on assassination of Iranian scientists

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani lashed out at the UN Security Council for keeping mum about the assassination of Iranian scientists by the Zionist regime of Israel.

"The Security Council which is so watchful (of world events) didn't even frown at the Zionist regime (for the assassination of the Iranian scientists)," Larijani said in Tehran on Monday, blasting the silence shown by the international bodies on Tel Aviv's terror attacks against the lives of Iranian nationals and elites and implying that the world body is under the influence of the Zionist regime of Israel.

He reminded that the Iranian scientists were assassinated in blatant violation of all international laws, and said the measure is an inhumane and inhuman act carried out merely for the sake of grudge.

Meantime, he played down the boastful remarks uttered by Israeli officials about the assassination of Iranian scientists to buy themselves credit, saying that killing a person is not so much complicated a task and only proves a regime's lack of moral values.

In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, Israeli agents assassinated a 32-year-old Iranian scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, and his driver on January 11, 2012.

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 Davani - who is now the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization - 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.

Reports said that the terrorist attacks on Iran's scientists were joint operations by Israeli spy agents and the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

The NBC News said in a report in February that Mossad has financed and trained the MKO to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists.

Two senior US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to the NBC News that the MKO was to blame for the series of assassinations against Iranian nuclear scientists.

"All your inclinations are correct," said one of the officials while speaking about the group's role in the assassinations and Tel Aviv's support for the group.

The US officials said the US government was aware of the assassination campaign.