EU Parliament Delegation Meets Families of Assassinated N. Scientists
- December, 17, 2013 - 17:18
- Science news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Members of the visiting European Parliament (EP) delegation on Tuesday met and talked with the family members of the assassinated Iranian nuclear scientists in Tehran.
The meeting between the eight-member delegation, led by Tarja Cronberg -- a member of the EP’s Foreign Affairs Committee -- and families of the slain scientists was held at the Iranian Parliament.
Several Iranian scientists have been assassinated in recent years, including Masoud Ali-Mohammadi (January 2010), Majid Shahriari (November 2010), Dariush Rezaei Nejad (July 2011), and Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan (January 2012).
Days after the assassination of Ali-Mohammadi, the Iranian intelligence ministry arrested Majid Jamali Fashi, who later confessed to having killed Ali-Mohammadi on the orders of Mossad.
Iran officials point the finger of blame for the assassination of nuclear scientists at the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad.
Earlier in the day, the EP delegation met and conferred with the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
The EP delegation that arrived in Tehran on Friday visited an anti-narcotics police force exhibition and also had a meeting with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, yesterday
Among the other members of the visiting European team are Cornelia Ernst, Josef Weidenholzer, Marietje Schaake and Isabelle Durant.
The visit comes at the invitation of Kazem Jalali, the head of the Iran’s Parliament’s Research Center.
During their stay, the European parliamentarians also met with a number of other Iranian officials, NGO members, film director Jafar Panahi, and lawyer Nasrain Sotoudeh.