'Iran warns of 'cross-border' bombing response'

Iranian security official is quoted as saying those responsible for killing scientist "will never feel safe."

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
January 12, 2012 15:39
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Iranian nuclear scientist assassination 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Iran's response to the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Iran Wednesday will be harsh and reach beyond borders, a website aligned with the regime in Tehran quoted a senior security source as saying Thursday.

Those who gave the order for the assassination, the source was quoted by "RajaNews" as saying, "will never feel safe," adding that Iran has a cross-border, cross-regional strategy for striking back. He said that the West and Israel were behind the attacks in Iran.

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The official added that Tehran has entered "a new era of intelligence operations against its enemies."


In Cuba Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran had done nothing to warrant enmity from its enemies but said nothing about the bomb attack.

Ahmadinejad was to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro later, but shortly after arrival in the Cuban capital he told students in veiled remarks at the University of Havana that Iran was being "punished" for no good reason.

"Have we assaulted someone? Have we wanted more than we should have? Never, never. We have only asked to speak about and establish justice," Ahmadinejad said.

Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, in charge while Ahmadinejad travels, told Iranian state television "this terrorist act was carried out by agents of the Zionist regime (Israel) and by those who claim to be combating terrorism (the United States) with the aim of stopping our scientists from serving" Iran.

He said Iran's nuclear program would go on.

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