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Santorum backs Iran scientist killing
  US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has criticized the Obama administration for condemning the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mustafa Ahmadi-Roshan.
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Tuesday 17 January 2012 09:11
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Santorum backs Iran scientist killing
BFnews: “Our country condemned it. My feeling is we should have kept our mouth shut,” Santorum blasted on Saturday.

"We strongly condemn all acts of violence, including acts of violence like this," US National Secrurity Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said after the assassination.

Last October Santorum, a major promoter of the Israeli regime, had described the killing of Iranian nuclear scientists as “a wonderful thing,” further threatening that scientists from other nations that cooperate with Iran's program “are not safe” either. He also implied that there is a US program engaged in planning assassination of Iranian nuclear experts.

"I think we should send a very clear message that if you are a scientist from Russia, North Korea, or from Iran and you are going to work on a nuclear program to develop a bomb for Iran, you are not safe."

He then went on to allege that Iran's nuclear program is intended to “drop a bomb” on Israel.

On January 11, an unknown motorcyclist attached a magnetic bomb to the scientist's car near a college building of Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran. Ahmadi Roshan was immediately killed and his driver, who had sustained injuries, died a few hours later in hospital.

Ahmadi Roshan, a Sharif University of Technology chemical engineering graduate and the deputy director of marketing at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility, was killed immediately and his driver, who had sustained injures, passed away a few hours later in hospital.

The latest terrorist attack comes as Iran has reached an agreement with the P5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany -- to hold negotiations in Turkey.

The US, Israel and their allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program and have used this allegation as a pretext to sway the UN Security Council to impose four rounds of sanctions on Iran.

Based on these accusations, they have also repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike.

This is while in November 2011, some of the US presidential hopefuls called for conducting covert operations ranging from assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists to launching a military strike on Iran as well as sabotaging Tehran's nuclear program.

The calls for assassinations are not idle threats as a number of Iranian scientists have been assassinated over the past few years. Professor Majid Shahriari and Professor Masoud Ali-Mohammadi are among the victims of these acts of terror.

On November 29, 2010, Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi were targeted by terrorist attacks; Shahriari was killed immediately but Dr. Abbasi, the current director of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, only sustained injuries.

Iran says as the UN Resolution 1747, adopted against Tehran in March 2007, cited Abbasi's name as a "nuclear scientist," the perpetrators were in a position to trace their victim.

According to reports, Ahmadi Roshan had recently met International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors, a fact that indicates IAEA's role in leaking information about Iran's nuclear facilities and scientists.

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Source : Islam Times