Iran claimed on Sunday that it had arrested some of those responsible for either killing the country’s nuclear scientists or being behind the scene in orchestrating the crime. However, Iranian officials did not reveal that how many suspects were arrested. The officials also did not give their identities and locations from where they were arrested. Iranian officials said the accused had been shifted to an unidentified location for interrogation and the result of the probe would be made public soon. The hunt is also underway for other accused and security agencies of the country are hopeful of busting other members of the gang involved in the crime.
Iranian news agency Fars quoted Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi as saying that the security agencies had raided two networks inside and outside the country for their involvement in organizing crime against nuclear scientists and also arrested a few accused. These networks were also involved in training killers, according to Moslehi. However, the minister did not identify the accused. It is to be noted that as many as four nuclear scientists of Iran have been killed so far since 2010, while security agencies of the country are on their toes to hunt the criminals.
Iran blames the United States, Israel, Britain, France and Germany for their involvement in attacks on nuclear scientists of the country. However, the United States has vehemently denied the charges, while Israel has remained silent. Iranian officials believe that Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad has been behind attacks on nuclear scientists of the country to sabotage the nuclear program. However, Iranian officials have never come up with any concrete evidence against Israel or any other country, proving their involvement in the crime.
The United States, Israel and other European countries suspect that Iran is covertly pursuing nuclear weapons under the garb of a peaceful nuclear program. The US and European Union have slapped sanctions on Iran just to force the country to come to the negotiating table. The world powers want to resolve the issue of Iranian controversial nuclear program through diplomatic means against all odds and the stubborn attitude of Iranian authorities. The six world powers - the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany - have been trying to conduct meaningful dialogue with Iran over the controversial nuclear program.
The world powers believe that if Iran goes nuclear, the stability and prosperity of the whole region would be at stake. Iranian authorities should express flexibility over the issue and allow the United Nations nuclear inspector to visit nuclear sites of the country. An amicable solution to the problem is the need of the hour to settle all other subsidiary issues.