Iran: Suspects Arrested Over Involvement in Assassination of Nuclear Scientists
Iran on Thursday said it arrested a number of chief suspects in the assassinations of two of its nuclear scientists in the past two years, and claimed they were linked to Israel.
A statement from the intelligence ministry, published by state media, said ‘the main elements behind the killings… were arrested and moved to detention’ following an investigation of at least 18 months involving surveillance in Iran and abroad.
It provided no details as to the number of suspects, their identities or nationalities, or when or where they were arrested. But it promised further information would be made public once it was declassified.
The ministry said the suspects were believed to be involved in the murders of Majid Shahriari, a key member of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, on November 29, 2010, and Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a deputy director of the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, and his bodyguard on January 11, 2012.