Iran arrests 'Israel spy network'

Mohammadi, a university scientist, was killed by a bomb in Tehran on Jan. 12 last year.

Iran arrests 'Israel spy network'

Iran has arrested a "network of spies" linked to Israel's Mossad intelligence service that it blames for the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist in 2010, its state television reported on Monday.

"The network of spies and terrorists linked to ... Mossad was destroyed," state television quoted a statement issued by the intelligence ministry as saying. "The network was behind the assassination of Masoud Ali-Mohammadi."

A remote-controlled bomb killed the Tehran University scientist in Tehran on Jan. 12 last year. Iran blamed the United States and Israel for the killing.

Washington has denied charges of involvement as "absurd".

The statement said Israel had "used some European and non-European countries as well as some neighbouring countries to lead the assassination," without giving further details.


Reuters

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