Iranian 'nuclear scientist' killed in Tehran bomb attack
An Iranian "nuclear scientist" who worked at Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility has been killed in a bomb attack on his car in Tehran, with officials immediately blaming Israel.
22 February 2012
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, "has been working as the deputy in charge of commerce at the Natanz site," said a posting on the website of Sharif University in Tehran, from which Ahmadi Roshan graduated around a decade ago.
The killing of Roshan was similar to previous assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists that Tehran has blamed on Israel and the United States. Both countries have denied the accusations.
"The responsibility of this explosion falls on the Zionist regime," the governor of Tehran province, Safar Ali Bratloo, told Iran's Arabic-language Al-Alam broadcaster.
"The method of this terrorist action is similar to previous actions that targeted Iran's nuclear scientists," he said.
Iran’s parliament erupted with yells of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” after Wednesday’s attack.