Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Security Council members were to blame for the murder of a nuclear scientist in Tehran as they blacklisted him in a UN sanctions resolution.
The hardline Iranian leader threatened legal action against the five permanent members of the Security Council, with which his government is to open a fresh round of nuclear talks next month, if there is any further act of violence against Iranian scientists.
"As God is my witness, if this happens again, we will sue each permanent member of the United Nations Security Council," the official IRNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
"You are wrong. We attribute these crimes to those who passed the resolution against us, since they mentioned the name of our scientists in it," he said.
"It is evident that the UN is (working) hand in hand with the Zionists and actions like the resolution which mentioned the names of the scientists serve only to give tip-offs to the barbarian Zionist killers."
Nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari was killed and his colleague Fereydoon Abbasi Davani wounded when men on motorcycles attached bombs to their cars in different parts of the Iranian capital as they went to work on Monday.
Abbasi Davani was blacklisted in UN Security Council Resolution 1747 which the Security Council adopted in March 2007. He was identified as a senior defence ministry and armed forces logistics scientist.
Israel's foreign ministry declined to comment on the accusation.
Source: AFP Global Edition