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Iran summons Swiss envoy over scientist assassination

26 January 2010 [12:43] - TODAY.AZ
Iran on Monday summoned the Swiss envoy to Tehran over the alleged involvement of a US-based terror group in the killing of a nuclear physics professor in Tehran.
The Swiss Embassy is in charge of the US Interests Section in Iran. The US and Iran ended all relations in the aftermath of the 1979 US Embassy takeover in Tehran.

Iran's Foreign Ministry told the envoy that the country seeks the extradition of the members of the Los Angeles-based terror group Tondar, which has taken responsibility for the assassination of Dr. Massoud Ali Mohammadi.

Dr. Ali Mohammadi was killed by a remote-controlled bomb attached to a motorcycle outside his home in north Tehran on January 12.

Iran has blamed Israel and the US for orchestrating and carrying out the assassination.

/Press TV/
URL: http://www.today.az/news/regions/60181.html

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