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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 Tuesday.

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 countries.

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 bombings.

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 program.

The West believes Iran is building nuclear weapons, a charge Iran denies, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.


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