It looks like one of the more dangerous jobs today is being a nuclear scientist in Iran. Yet another scientist was killed today in a mysterious bomb blast in Tehran.
Iranian media reported Wednesday that a university professor was killed by a magnetic bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist in Tehran on Wednesday.
According to Iranian media reports, the incident, which took place at the Seyed Khandan neighborhood in Northern Tehran, “looks similar to attacks on nuclear scientists in the city,” more than one year ago.
The semi-official Fars news agency identified the victim as Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, “an oil professor at Tehran’s technical university and nuclear scientist.” The report referred to the attack as an act of terror.
Roshan was a supervisor at a department at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Isfahan province.
Tehran’s deputy governor was quick to say that Israel was behind the “assassination… aimed at militarizing the (diplomatic) situation, and disrupt the elections in Iran.”
As usual, Israel is the first to get the blame. To be honest, I rather hope it was Israel behind the assassination. Let the Iranians fear Israel’s long arm of defense. There are good chances however that it was the Iranian opposition who were behind the killing.
Fars noted that the blast took place “on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Majid Shahriari,” an Iranian nuclear scientist who was killed on January 11, 2010.
January looks to be an unlucky month for Iranian nuclear scientists.