WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA played no role in a bombing that killed a Tehran University scientist on Tuesday, a U.S. intelligence official said.
Iranian officials and state media described professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi as a nuclear scientist, and Iran’s cabinet said agents of the United States were behind his murder.
“Any suggestion that the CIA played a role here is flat wrong,” the U.S. intelligence official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
A U.S. State Department official earlier rejected as “absurd” Tehran’s accusations of U.S. involvement.
Reporting by Adam Entous; Editing by Sandra Maler