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13 January 2010 [12:00] - Today.Az
The assassination of one of Iran's nuclear scientists is an indication of the country's advancement in different scientific fields, the head of a leading scientific establishment in the capital said Tuesday.

Professor Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, a lecturer at Tehran University, was killed by a booby-trapped motorbike blast in the Iranian capital earlier in the day. The explosion took place near the professor's home in the Qeytariyeh neighborhood of northern Tehran.

"Our scientific expertise has prompted our enemies to target our scientists," Mohammad-Javad Larijani, who heads the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, said.

Ali-Mohammadi had cooperated with the institute that offers various advanced PhD degrees in areas such as Mathematical Logic and Plasma Physics among others.

The enemy, the Berkeley-educated mathematician said, has made a colossal mistake as the death of one scientist will only motivate tens of other Ali-Mohammadi's to rise in his place.

Iran's Foreign Ministry said that it found traces of US and Israel's involvement in the assassination of an Iranian nuclear physics scientist.

"Primary investigations into the assassination revealed signs of the involvement of the Zionist regime [Israel], the US and their allies in Iran," ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said.

Mohammad Marandi, a professor at Tehran University, told Press TV that Ali-Mohammadi's colleagues at the capital's most prestigious university believe the attack was orchestrated by the West.

/Press TV/

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