Iran to air confessions of perpetrators of nuclear scientists’ killings

August 1, 2012
TEHRAN – Parts of confessions made by those arrested in connection with the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists will be broadcast in the near future, Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi announced late on Tuesday. 
 
Moslehi made the remarks during a ceremony held in Tehran to honor the families of assassinated Iranian nuclear scientists.   
 
The Iranian intelligence minister announced on May 6 that a number of terrorists involved in the assassinations of nuclear scientists had been arrested but provided no further details. 
 
During the ceremony, Moslehi said, “Through interviews, we will soon reveal some pieces of information about the terrorists arrested for (involvement in the assassinations of) nuclear martyrs.”   
 
“The enemy wants to know what we have at our disposal so that it will be able to hatch its plots. That is why we delayed (the broadcast of) their interviews,” he added.   
 
“However, interviews with the arrested people to the extent that does not harm (our) intelligence activities will be broadcast soon,” he stated.  
 
Moslehi also said, “The arrests we have recently made were a special measure that confused the enemy. The enemy was surprised at how we (had managed to) arrest their elements both in and outside (the country) and (at the fact that) their elements who were abroad are now in the custody of the Islamic Republic.”    
 
“Today, we are dealing with an enemy who easily cross its own intelligence red lines in confrontation with us,” he noted, adding that for instance, the CIA provides the intelligence agency of a neighboring country of Iran with intelligence to deal with the Islamic Revolution of Iran.  
 
Iranian nuclear scientists and academics have been the targets of assassination over the past few years, and the country’s officials maintain that intelligence agents of Israel’s Mossad had been behind the killings, the latest of which was the assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a graduate of Sharif University of Technology and an official at the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, who was assassinated in Tehran on January 11. 
 
On July 23, 2011, Dariush Rezaiinejad, a university professor, was killed in a terrorist attack in Tehran. 
 
On November 29, 2010, two prominent physicists were targeted by terrorists in two separate bombings. Professor Majid Shahriari was killed and Professor Fereydoun Abbasi, who is the current director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, was injured in the attacks. 
 
On January 12, 2010, Iranian elementary-particle physicist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was assassinated in a bomb attack. 
 
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