Royal Association of Iran claims responsibility for killing nuclear scientist

www.presstv.ir ---- A terrorist group, whose radio station broadcasts from the United States, took responsibility Tuesday for the fatal attack on an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran.

The Iran Royal Association, an obscure monarchist group that seeks to reestablish the Pahlavi reign in Iran, announced in a statement that its "Tondar Commandos" were behind the assassination of Masoud Ali-Mohammadi.

Ali-Mohammadi, described by colleagues as a non-political person, was killed by a remote-controlled bomb planted on a motorcycle parked outside his home in the north Tehran neighborhood of Qetariyeh.

Announcing the killing, the website of the group said that they had previously threatened "the sell-out" with death.

The Iran Royal Association, headed by Foroud Fouladvand, is responsible for a deadly bombing in the southern city of Shiraz back in April 2008, in which 13 people were killed and hundreds were wounded.

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