US denies role in Iranian scientist’s death

July 26th, 2011 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, July 26 (IANS) The US State Department has denied the allegation that Washington was involved in the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, Xinhua reported.

Reacting over the death of Dariush Rezaei, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was killed in eastern Tehran Saturday, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said: “We were not involved.”

She said it is a “frequent practice” for Iran to “accuse the West” for these kinds of incidents.

“We hope that Tehran is not planning to use this incident to distract attention from what it needs to do, which is to come back into compliance with international obligations,” she added.

Iran’s parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani called the assassination as a ” US-Zionist terrorist act,” the satellite Press TV reported Sunday.

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