Fatemeh Bolouri Kashani said: "I understood from Mostafa that his ultimate goal was the annihilation of Israel and perhaps that was the reason he was interested in Ahmed Matousselian." Matousselian was a senior iofficer in the Revolutionary Guard and one of four Iranian diplomats killed in Lebanon in 1982.
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Iran claims that Israel kidnapped the officer who was a military attaché at the Iranian embassy in Beirut. Tehran claims the diplomats are being held in Israel.
The scene of the assassination in Tehran
In the in interview Bolouri Kashani also underlined that her spouse loved any resistance figure in his life who was willing to fight the" Zionist regime" and supported the "rights of the oppressed Palestinian nation."
She added: "I didn't know what my husband's role was as it was classified." She noted that he did not have a bodyguard and that he moved around freely. Kashani also said that she knew her husband would become a martyr. "I kept telling him that but I didn't think it would happen so soon."
Meanwhile, on Thursday Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with a number of Iranian nuclear scientists, a meeting that was documented and given full media coverage. Most likely, for fears that those present at the meeting could bcome the next assassination target.
Photographers received instructions to only take pictures of the backs of the scientists so that they could not be identified.
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