Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani blasted the western states for their desire and attempts to monopolize scientific progress, and asked them the reason why they have assassinated Iran’s top nuclear scientists.
“Owing to their ability to create power and development, the industrial states assume it (the scientific progress) as their exclusive right in a way that their spy agencies embark on assassinating our scientists and intellectuals to prevent the country’s development and progress,” Rouhani said, addressing the 27th Khwarizmi scientific festival in Tehran on Sunday.
“You were informed of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, then why did you assassinate our nuclear scientists and killed our missile specialists while we have and will make use of our missiles just for defending our country,” he asked the western states.
Rouhani underlined that the world is aware of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has carried out thousands of man/hours of inspection of Iran’s nuclear installations and found no sign of Iran’s diversion towards the military use of the nuclear technology.
Western and Israeli spy agencies, collaborated by the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), have assassinated several Iranian scientists in the last several years.
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, 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 - the former 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.