The Telegraph UK
January 11, 2011
Officials and the state media originally blamed Britain, the United States and Israel for the bombing in north Tehran which killed Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, a university researcher, in January last year.
Some dissidents living abroad speculated that he was in fact killed by regime elements for expressing sympathy for the opposition Green movement after the June 2009 elections and subsequent protests.
But state news outlets reported an official statement reading: “The intelligence ministry has identified and arrested members of a spy and terrorist network linked to the Zionist regime.
“The network of spies and terrorists linked to Mossad was destroyed. The network was behind the assassination of Masoud Ali-Mohammadi.”