Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:59PM
Unknown terrorists detonated bombs in the vehicles of Dr. Majid Shahriari and Professor Fereydoun Abbasi in separate locations on Monday morning between 7-8 a.m. local time.
Shahriari was martyred immediately, but professor Abbasi and his wife sustained injuries and were transferred to hospital.
Both men were professors at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.
"Those atomic physics professors were very active in Iran's peaceful nuclear energy [program]… during the past 7-8 year… the United States and the Zionist regime [of Israel] have been trying different methods to stop Iran's peaceful nuclear program," Dr. Foad Izadi said in an interview with Press TV on Monday.
"Sanctions, threats of military attacks and different types of pressures have been exerted."
Izadi pointed to the murder of an Iranian physics professor a few months ago and said now the US and Israel are resorting to one of the tactics that both are familiar with -- state terrorism.
On July 12, Iranian nuclear physics scientist Dr. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
Iranian security officials believe that the equipment and bomb system used in the attack were related to a number of foreign intelligence agencies, particularly the Israeli Mossad.
Izadi called the UN resolution 1747 in which Abbasi's name was cited as a "nuclear scientist" a “hit list” and said the people on the list were being assassinated.
"These assassinations will not have any effect, except that they will encourage the people in Iran to continue this path and make sure they can stand up to these aggressive governments," Izadi concluded.