Iran’s Police Force has vowed to protect Iranian scientists and
researchers against attempts made on their lives by providing the
necessary security provisions.
“We were tipped off about the
possibility of a [terrorist] attack. However, we suspected that
installations in another place may be targeted,” ISNA quoted Iran’s
Police Chief Esmail Ahmadi-Moqaddam, as saying on Friday.
was referring to the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist, Dr.
Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, who was killed during a remote-controlled bomb
attack in the Iranian capital on Tuesday.
The police chief said
that Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and the Police Force had launched a
joint investigation into the scientist’s death
He added that,
from now on, Iranian scientists would be protected by uniformed or under
cover security teams.
Authorities in Tehran say US or Israeli
linked groups are responsible for Dr. Ali-Mohammadi’s assassination.
a Thursday speech, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed Tel
Aviv for the attack, saying that the assassination method resembled
tactics usually used by Israel.
Addressing a gathering in the
southern Province of Khuzestan, Ahmadinejad said that the enemy was
trying to obstruct Iran’s path to scientific success.