Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships


The Journey of a Lifetime

Click here for step by step Haj Guide

Ummid Assistant

Admissions open at AMU off campus centers Murshidabad and Malappuram (Kerala).

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International

Iranian nuclear scientist killed in a bomb attack

Monday November 29, 2010 05:29:04 PM, Agencies

Tehran: Assailants on motorcycles attached bombs to the cars of two nuclear scientists as they were driving to work in Tehran Monday, killing one and wounding the other, state media and officials said.

Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said the man killed was involved in a major project at the country’s chief nuclear agency, though he did not give specifics.

Some Iranian media reported that the wounded scientist was a laser expert at Iran’s Defense Ministry and one of the country’s few top specialists in nuclear isotope separation.

State TV swiftly blamed Israel for the attacks.


At least two other Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in recent years in what Iran has alleged is part of a covert attempt by the West to damage its controversial nuclear program. One of those two was killed in an attack similar to those on Monday.

Nuclear chief Salehi, issued a stern warning as he rushed to hospital to see the surviving scientist, Fereidoun Abbasi.

“Don’t play with fire. The patience of the Iranian nation has limits. If it runs out of patience, bad consequences will await enemies,” the official news agency IRNA quoted Salehi as saying as he met Abbasi at his hospital bedside.

Salehi, one of Iran’s vice presidents, was apparently referring to Israel and the US, which Iran alleges are trying to damage its nuclear program.

Salehi also indicated that the scientist killed, Majid Shahriari, was involved in Iran’s nuclear activities.

The assailants, who escaped, drove by their targets on motorcycles and attached the bombs as the cars were moving.

They exploded shortly thereafter, state TV reported.






  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page

Comment on this article

E-mail Address:
Write here...

News Pick

Are Indians good enough to take on the world?

The comparison between India and China as sporting nations is inevitable after Delhi organised the Commonwealth Games and Guangzhou the Asian Games within a month of each other. There is a vast difference   »

Israel 'consulted' with Egypt, Fatah before Gaza offensive

Israel consulted with Egypt and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party prior to launching its offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip at the end of 2008, classified US diplomatic cables unveiled Sunday  »

Taking cue from Nitish, Mayawati shifts focus to governance

Obviously taking a cue from the success story scripted by Nitish Kumar in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has visibly shifted her focus to the hard issue of governance    »

Women group challenges Deoband's authority to issue fatwas

In a strongly worded letter to the Darul Uloom Deoband, a Muslim women's advocacy group has decried the frequent fatwas - religious decrees issued by the Deoband seminary, and has  »

'Parent-to-child transmission of HIV high in India'

While India may have stemmed the AIDS epidemic "it miserably failed in prevention of parent to child transmission of HIV", says the AIDS Society of India (ASI), a professional body of doctors in HIV care. Health   »

Maoists blow up ambulance, five killed

Five people, including two women and a child, were killed when Maoists blew up the ambulance they were travelling in in Orissa's Kandhamal district, police said Sunday. The landmine blast took place Saturday  »

More Headlines

Delhi, Uttar Pradesh account for 67 percent human rights violations

Jagan quits Congress with mother, also resigns as MP

Bangladesh apex court upholds Zia's eviction

Hacker attack crashes Wikileaks website

Israel 'consulted' with Egypt, Fatah before Gaza offensive

Wikileaks Expose: Arab countries urge US attack on Iran

China seeks six-party talks on Korea; Naval drills start

Egyptians vote in parliamentary polls amidst crackdown

Decks being cleared for Assam separatists' release

Mandela, Karzai, Gaddafi among WikiLeaks' new releases

Maoists blow up ambulance, five killed

'Parent-to-child transmission of HIV high in India'

Franchise India 2010 to have over 325 companies

Are Indians good enough to take on the world?




Top Stories

US views of the world leaders, exposes Wikileaks

Hundreds of thousands of leaked US state department documents reveal a hidden world of backstage   »

Wikileaks Expose: 'Arab neighbors' urge US attack on Iran

WikiLeaks disclosures involve 3000 cables from Delhi to Washington

Wikileaks reveals standoff over nuclear fuel in Pakistan


Picture of the Day

President of India Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil addressing to the students of Men’s College Dubai and faculty of Dubai International Academic City, in Dubai on November 24, 2010.


  Most Read

Bangladesh apex court upholds Zia's eviction

Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia Monday lost her appeal before the country's Supreme Court against her eviction by the government from her Dhaka cantonment house. The apex court dismissed the leave-to-appeal petition filed by the former prime minister   »

Jagan quits Congress with mother, also resigns as MP

Fourteen months after Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy died in a helicopter crash, his son Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Monday resigned from the Congress and from parliament. Jagan's mother Vijayalakshmi also quit the Congress as well as her Andhra Pradesh assembly seat. However, Congress   »



RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes











Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.