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Iran asks UN to condemn nuclear scientist killing

Jan 12, 2012, 4:54 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The Iranian government has called on the United Nations to condemn the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist, calling it a “terrorist attack,” and blaming foreign powers.

Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was killed Wednesday by a bomb attached to his car by a passing bicyclist.

In a letter to the U.N. secretary general, Iran’s Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee called on the U.N. to condemn the killing and two earlier attacks as attempts to disrupt “Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.”

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton denied any U.S. role in the slaying. Israeli officials, in contrast, have hinted at covert campaigns against Iran without directly admitting involvement.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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