February 23, 2012
Iran submitted a letter of protest to the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, charging Israel of attacking its nuclear scientists and coloring recent accusations of Tehran’s links to attempted attacks against Israeli officials worldwide as being part of a “war game” against the Islamic Republic.
Iran has long been claiming that Israel and the U.S. were behind a string of assassinations and bombing attacks against nuclear scientists and military officials in what Tehran sees as an Israeli attempt to hinder its nuclear ambitions.
These accusations resurfaced following the most recent alleged attack, as Iranian media reported last month that nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan was killed by a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist in Tehran.
Earlier this month, a NBC News report citing U.S. officials said thatMossad officials were training Iranian dissident activists to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists , adding, however, that Washington was not directly involvement in the alleged attacks.