Iran arrests terrorists who attacked nuclear scientists

QOM, Dec. 3 (MNA) -- A number of people involved in the recent attacks on two nuclear scientists in Tehran have been arrested, Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi announced in Qom on Friday.

On Monday, two prominent physicists were targeted by terrorists in two separate bombings. Professor Majid Shahriari was killed and Professor Fereydoun Abbasi Davani was injured in the attacks. The two academics were both on their way to work at Shahid Beheshti University in northern Tehran when they were attacked. The police say that in both incidents, terrorists riding motorcycles attached magnetic bombs to the physicists’ cars. 

The attacks came ahead of the talks between Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany), which will be held in Geneva from December 6 to 7.

Moslehi stated that the Mossad, the CIA, and MI6 were involved in the terrorist incidents. 

“Those who were cooperating with these agencies… had more plans, but they were stopped,” he added. 

“Through the arrest of these people, we have found new clues to arrest the others behind the incidents,” Moslehi stated, but did not mention the number of people taken into custody.

“The enemy should be aware that they will get nowhere with these actions,” he noted.

80 anti-Iran organizations based in U.S. 

Elsewhere in his remarks, Moslehi said that 80 organizations that are seeking to overthrow the Islamic establishment of Iran are based in the United States. 

It is estimated that $2 billion is allocated to these organizations annually, he stated. 

The intelligence minister added, “The enemy has a long-term plan in the area of soft war and has spent over $17.7 billion in order to topple the sacred establishment of the Islamic Republic over the past 19 years.” 

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