|Killed Iranian Scientist Dariush Rezaei-Nejad|
Tehran : Iran has accused United States and Israel of masterminding the assassination of a scientist in Tehran, Dariush Rezaei-Nejad, who was reportedly associated with the defence ministry.
"The American-Zionist terrorist act yesterday against one of the country's scientists is yet another sign of the Americans' degree of animosity," speaker Ali Larijani told parliament on Sunday.
"America must think carefully about the consequences of such actions," he said, urging Iran's security forces to give a "stronger response to such evil moves."
Assailants riding a motorcycle shot dead Rezaei-Nejad, 35, in the capital on Saturday evening, according to the Iranian media which originally reported he was a nuclear scientist working for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran.