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Iran's atomic energy chief on Wednesday accused the West of assassinating a nuclear scientist as part of a negotiation strategy.
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Addressing mourners at a funeral procession for assassinated scientist Majid Shahriari in Teheran on Wednesday, Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said, "Ahead of the upcoming talks, the malicious [arrogant powers] intended to display a glimpse of their political mischief, which is their carrot and stick approach."
Talks between the West and Iran on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program are scheduled to begin early next week.
Speaking to veterans and families of war casualties in northern Iran on
Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatened take legal
action against the world's most powerful nations
Addressing the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week,
Ahmadinejad said, "By God, if such a thing happens again, we will put
each of the UN Security Council permanent members on trial," official
Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday. Ahmadinejad added that
Iran would put forward cases going back before the 1979 Iranian
He did not specify what judicial body he would take action in.
"They falsely think that if they take nuclear scientists or other
scientists from us, the forward-looking path of the Iranian nation will
be stopped," IRNA reported. He added, the "intelligence forces will
whole-heartedly guard the scientists."
Ostensibly referring to nuclear talks scheduled to take place with the
West next week, Ahmadinejad said, "Do you want to hold dialogue this
way? Your move showed that you have hostile intentions," according to