‘Iranian nuclear scientist´s ultimate goal was annihilation of Israel´ (ISRAEL HAYOM) Israel Hayom Staff 02/23/12)
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Fatemeh Bolouri Kashani, wife of nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi
Roshan who was assassinated in Tehran last month, tells Fars News
Agency her husband sought destruction of “Zionist regime” and
supported “any resistance figure” who fought against it • Iranian
envoy to U.N. sends letter to Security Council accusing Israel of
killing its nuclear scientists as part of a cover “war game” and
acting with “impunity.”
In what seems to belie Iran´s oft-repeated assertion that its nuclear
program is designed for peaceful purposes, the wife of a nuclear
scientist who was assassinated last month in Tehran said that the
goal of her husband´s life´s work was the “annihilation of Israel,”
the scientist’s wife told the Iranian Fars News Agency (FNA) on
Based on comments made to the FNA by Fatemeh Bolouri Kashani, the
report said her husband, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan “sought the
annihilation of the Zionist regime wholeheartedly.”
He also, “loved any resistance figure in his life who was willing to
fight the Zionist regime and supported the rights of the oppressed
Palestinian nation,” Fars said.
Roshan, 32, an official at Iran’s nuclear-enrichment facility in
Natanz, was killed in an explosion after attackers attached a bomb to
his car in Tehran. The scientist, a graduate of Tehran’s prestigious
Sharif University of Technology, was a chemistry expert involved in
building polymeric layers for gas separation, the use of various
membranes to isolate gases. He was also a deputy-director of the
Natanz uranium enrichment plant.
In a blog post published Wednesday, Elliot Abrams, a senior fellow at
the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, wrote that
Kashani’s “praise of her husband should help inform our debate over
the nature and objectives of Iran’s nuclear program.”
Abrams says, “The official U.S. position is that it is ‘unacceptable’
for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, and this is a reminder that that
should be our actual policy as well.”
Abrams suggested that Roshan´s wife had not gotten the regime´s
official talking points sheet, and thus she spoke the truth.
Meanwhile, Iran continues to accuse the Mossad, the U.S. and Britain
of being behind Roshan’s assassination.
In a letter recently submitted by Iran’s U.N. ambassador, Mohammad
Khazaee, to the U.N. Security Council, Khazaee claims Israel has
assassinated Iran’s nuclear scientists as part of a “war game” and
has been allowed to commit crimes against others with “impunity,” AFP
reported on Wednesday quoting the letter.
Khazaee also denied in the letter that Iran was behind recent
terrorist attacks and attempted attacks on Israeli targets in several
Israel accused Iran of involvement in a car bomb last week which
critically injured the wife of the Israeli Defense Ministry attache
in New Delhi.
Georgian authorities thwarted a second bomb attack in Tbilisi, while
a suspected Iranian terrorist had his legs blown off as he threw a
grenade at Thai police. Authorities in Azerbaijan also arrested
several people with suspected links to Iranian intelligence.
Khazaee was quoted by AFP as saying that Israel had made “unfounded
allegations and distortions” against his country over the recent
Iran “categorically rejects the allegations concerning any
involvement of its officials or organs whatsoever in alleged recent
terrorist operations against Israeli targets in a number of
countries, namely Thailand, India, Georgia or Azerbaijan,” AFP quoted
the envoy’s letter as saying.
He added that Iran has “suffered from terrorist acts including
assassinations of her nuclear scientists due to the tacit and
explicit support extended by the Israeli regime to terrorist
groups ... These operations, as well as attributing the violent acts,
are part of the general war game waged by this regime against Iran.”
Khazaee also said Israel launched “covert operations, cyberwarfare,
psychological war and assassination of nuclear scientists,” in
addition to threatening that it would strike Iran.
“Regrettably, the impunity with which the (Israeli) regime has been
allowed to carry out its crimes thus far, has emboldened it to
continue and even increase its blatant defiance of the most basic and
fundamental principles of international law and the United Nations
Charter,” the letter was quoted as saying.
Khazaee’s comments come amid growing speculation that Israel could
attack Iran as early as this spring in a bid to foil its nuclear
The West believes Iran is building nuclear weapons, a charge Iran
denies, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.
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