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Iran pins nuke scientist’s killing on Israel, U.S.

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Iran’s foreign ministry is claiming that “Zionists and American agents” planted a bomb that killed an Iranian nuclear scientist.

Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, a professor at Tehran University, was killed by a bomb Tuesday morning near his home, according to Iranian reports.

Tehran is claiming on a government Web site that it was the work of Americans and Israelis, according to Haaretz.

"The assassination of Mr. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, a nuclear scientist and a committed and revolutionary Tehran University professor, was detonated by a remote control," state broadcaster IRIB said on its site Tuesday morning, the paper reported. "As a result of the bomb planted by Zionist and American agents, two cars and a motorcycle were severely damaged and the windows in the surrounding residential units were shattered.”

 
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