Iran considered Israeli accusations that the Islamic Republic was behind recent attacks on Israeli interests abroad as "unfounded allegations and distortions," while accusing the Zionist entity with assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists as part of a "war game".
The complaints came in a letter sent by Iran's Ambassador to the UN, Mohammad Khazaee, to the UN Security Council.
The letter reads that Tehran "categorically rejects the allegations concerning any involvement of its officials or organs whatsoever in alleged recent operations against Israeli targets in a number of countries, namely Thailand, India, Georgia or Azerbaijan." 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."
In the same context, a number of Iranian nuclear scientists signed a petition on Wednesday on the sideline of their meeting with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressing their commitment to continue peaceful nuclear progresses.
“Iranian scientists are committed to disappoint the enemies of Iran progresses and to exhilarated the oppressed people of the world; hostile powers should know that assassinations will not stop Iranian scientists and it will strengthen their commitment to defend Iranian nation’s right for the peaceful use of nuclear energy,” it said, IRNA reported.
Iran's 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, a chemistry professor and a deputy director of commerce at Natanz uranium enrichment facility, was assassinated recently on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, who was also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010. The method used for Roshan's assassination was similar to the 2010 terrorist bomb attacks against the then university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani - who is now the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization - and his colleague Majid Shahriari. Abbasi Davani survived the attack, while Shahriari was martyred. Another Iranian scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was also assassinated through the same method on 23 July 2011.