Iran Claims U.S. Connection to Dead Nuclear Scientist; Threatens Retaliation

In something out of a James Bond movie, Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was killed Wednesday, January 11, 2012, when his car exploded due to what Iranian officials say was a magnetic bomb attached to his vehicle.  He was the third one to be killed in last two years, while another survived a similar situation.  The United States has categorically denied any involvement in the assassinations, although it continues to urge Iran to stop its nuclear programs.  Iranians are skeptical of the United States’ claims, and now have launched a counter-attack of threats on the United States and its allies.

Iran will hold “the U.S., Britain, and the Zionist regime accountable for their actions,” the deputy chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.  General Massoud Jazayeri went on to guarantee the world that this action would not stop Iran from achieving its goals.  He branded the killing of Roshan a “terrorist attack.”

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