In a letter handed to the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, the Iranian foreign ministry relayed to the United States that it believes the CIA was behind the recent assassination of another Iranian nuclear scientist. Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan’s car exploded after a magnetic bomb was attached to the side of it during rush hour traffic on Wednesday by a speeding motorcyclist.
The United States and Iran have no formal diplomatic relations. The Swiss embassy represents US interests in the country, and received the letter from the Iranian foreign ministry on behalf of the United States.
“We have reliable documents and evidence that this terrorist act was planned, guided and supported by the CIA,” the letter said, according to a Reuters report. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denied US responsibility for the attack, the fifth such assassination in 2 years.
Western intelligence sources told Time magazine on Friday that Israel’s Mossad is responsible for the scientist’s death.
The Wall Street Journal on Saturday reported that the U.S. is preparing for the increasing possibility of an Israeli military assault on Iran.