People carry the body of nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan during his funeral after the Friday prayers outside Tehran University, Iran, January 13, 2012.
Iran's Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to break its silence on the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and condemn the acts of terror against the country’s intellectuals.
The Security Council did not even frown upon the Israeli regime following the assassinations of the Iranian nuclear scientists by Israeli agents, Larijani said in Tehran on Monday.
He noted that the Iranian scientists were assassinated in a blatant defiance of all legal and humanitarian principles, adding that killing an individual is only a sign of disrespect for moral values.
Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was targeted on January 11, when an unknown motorcyclist attached a magnetic bomb to his car near a college building of Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran. He was immediately killed and his driver, who sustained injuries, died a few hours later in hospital.
Ahmadi Roshan was a chemical engineering graduate of the prominent Sharif University of Technology and served as the deputy director of marketing at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility.
Some US presidential hopefuls in November 2011 had openly called for conducting covert operations against Iran to stop its atomic activities, including the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and sabotage against the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities.
Darioush Rezaeinejad, Professor Majid Shahriari and Professor Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, other Iranian scientists, are also among the victims of such acts of terror.
On July 23, 2011 unidentified gunmen killed Iranian nuclear scientist Darioush Rezaeinejad outside his house in Tehran.
Rezaeinejad and his wife were on their way to their child's kindergarten when they were approached by two men on a motorbike. The gunmen called him by name and shot Rezaeinejad, 35, in the neck when he turned around.
On November 29, 2010, Shahriari and Dr. Fereydoun Abbasi were targeted by terrorist attacks. Shahriari was killed immediately, but Dr. Abbasi, the current director of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, sustained injuries.