Opinion » Columnists
Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Terrorist attacks in Iran: Who is to blame?

Terrorist attacks in Iran: Who is to blame?. 46350.jpegIsrael, the United States of America and the United Kingdom have been blamed for the latest terrorist attack in Iran. Given the recent involvement of the US-UK axis with terrorist elements in Libya, would this really surprise anyone and what authority do these countries now have to speak about terrorism?

Sources in the Iranian government lay the blame for the recent spate of terrorist attacks in the Islamic Republic of Iran squarely at the feet of Israel, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Given the recent involvement of the US-UK axis with terrorist elements in Libya, would this really surprise anyone and what authority do these countries now have to speak about terrorism?

The University Professor Mustafa Ahmadi-Roshan was murdered this morning when a magnetic bomb was attached, apparently by a terrorist on a motorcycle, to the vehicle he was travelling in. Professor Mustafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a nuclear scientist, was killed instantly. The Peugeot 405 he was travelling in was attacked by a motorcyclist who stuck the magnetic bomb to his car when he was going round Ketabi square in northern Teheran early on Wednesday morning. Two other people were wounded and taken to hospital.

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was a graduate in chemical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in Teheran and was working in the Natanz nuclear power plant. Iranian security officials are drawing parallels between today's terrorist attack and others launched on Iranian nuclear scientists. The suspected culprits referred to are Israel, the USA and UK. The former two countries have also been referred to as possible culprits in cyber terrorist attacks on Iranian nuclear installations.

In 2010, another terrorist attack murdered Majid Shahriari, a University Professor, also in Teheran. On November 29, adhesive bombs were attached to the vehicles of Professor Majid Shahriari and Professor Fereydoun Abbasi. The former died instantly, while the latter, along with his wife, were wounded and hospitalised.
 
After an investigation, on December 2, 2010, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry stated that the Israeli, American and British intelligence agencies Mossad, CIA and MI6 were involved in this terrorist attack.

A previous terrorist attack in January 2012 murdered Professor Masoud Ali-Mohammadi.

Four terrorist attacks against nuclear scientists in two years in Iran. Lined up against Iran is whom? The FUKUS-AxIS (France, US, UK, Israel). Given the recent hiring of terrorists to do their dirty work in Libya and given the collusion between NATO and al-Qaeda in recent times, would it come as any surprise at all that the FUKUS-AxIS is responsible for murderous acts of terrorism inside the Islamic Republic of Iran?

One hopes that the culprits and those who control them are caught, tried and punished with all the severity which the law permits in Iran. If the FUKUS-AxIS complain about terrorist attacks against the citizens of their countries, then it is hoped that their intelligence services are not perpetrating terrorist attacks abroad. When you spit in the wind, it hits you in the face.

Should this have been the case, then there can be only as much sympathy with the victims of terrorism in these countries as these countries show to the victims of terrorist acts which they themselves perpetrate or those terrorist acts perpetrated by the cells they control. This line of policy has taken away any moral right to assume the high ground as regards the question of terrorism. What a telling statement on the state of international relations today.

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
Pravda.Ru