Iranian Families Sue Over Scientist Assassinations

Iranian Families Sue Over Scientist Assassinations | Lawsuits filed against US, Britain, and Israel over killings

At the behest of families of the victims, the Iranian Judiciary is looking into pursuing lawsuits against the United States, Britain and Israel over the assassination of several Iranian scientists over the past two years.

Iran’s government has blamed Mossad, the CIA and MI6 for the various assassinations, and Israeli and US officials have done nothing to cast doubt on those claims, cheering the deaths of Iranian scientists as a setback for the nation’s civilian nuclear program.

At the press conference, Rahim Ahmadi Roshan, the father of one of the slain scientists, says that the judiciary is going to file the suits with “relevant international bodies.” There was no comment from any of the nations involved.

The US has taken a familiar tactic in the past, however, of simultaneously bragging about its overseas assassinations and claiming that the matters are classified, so they are likely to deny any responsibility.

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Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.

  • Jim

    When did antiwar become another phony left gatekeeper?

  • Anti_Govt_Rebel

    Typical of the outlaw, corrupt US government: bragging about its murderous ways while claiming immunity from prosecution to protect secrets.
    Total, unrepentant arrogance. Such behavior will be brought down low, some day.

    • eileen kuch

      A Nuremberg-style trial would be just the thing. Justice must be served to these war criminals. Nobody is above the law, period.

      If Japanese and German war criminals could be punished for their crimes, so can Israeli, US, and UK war criminals. These assassinations are premeditated murders, pure and simple.

  • Johnny_Warbucks

    Good for them. The only way to get those bastards is thru their pockets. Even if they're filled with American taxpayer dollars.