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Israeli agents kill yet another senior Iranian nuclear scientist

Published 30 November 2010

Israel's covert campaign to derail Iran's nuclear weapons program continues
unabated; the latest chapter: a senior Iranian nuclear weapons scientists,
Majid Shahriari, was killed, and a fellow scientists seriously injured, when
two groups of operatives on motorcycles approached their cars on busy
Teheran streets and opened fire from automatic weapons; the covert campaign
has already claimed more than a dozen leading nuclear scientists and
engineers (five of whom killed in Teheran, the others while traveling in
Europe), as well as several Revolutionary Guard senior officers associated
with the nuclear weapons program; in addition, nuclear weapons-related
warehouses and depots, located in Revolutionary Guard military bases, were
blown up, and disguised nuclear technology shipments to Iran were seized in
ports in Europe, America, and Asia; on 16 November, Iran temporarily shut
down its uranium enrichment facilities after the Stuxnet virus, designed by
the secretive Unit 8200 of Israel's Military Intelligence, destroyed
hundreds of centrifuges

Officials investigated bombing that killed an Iranian scientist in January,
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Israel's covert - well, perhaps not so covert - campaign to derail Iran's
nuclear weapons program continues unabated. The latest chapter: twin blasts
in Iran's capital killed a top nuclear scientist and wounded another
yesterday (Monday), with Tehran swiftly blaming the CIA and Mossad for the
attacks. The apparently carried out by men on motorcycles. Slain scientist
Majid Shahriari and Fereydoon Abbasi Davani, who survived the attack, were
senior figures in Iran's weapons nuclear program.

The attacks came after diplomatic cables that whistleblower Web site
WikiLeaks released on Sunday revealed Saudi Arabia's king "repeatedly" urged
Washington to take military action against Tehran's nuclear program.

Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedi-nia said - mistakenly, we now know - that
men on motorcycles attached bombs to the windows of the scientists' cars in
different parts of the capital as they made their way to work. The bombs
exploded seconds later. Debka reports
<>  that the scientists were attacked
not by bmobs attached to their cars, but with automatic weapons.

AFP reports
killing-0>  that Iranian leaders accused the United States and Israeli
intelligence services, the CIA and Mossad, of killing the two who were also
professors at Tehran's prestigious Shahid Beheshti University.

"One can undoubtedly see the hands of Israel and Western governments in the
assassination which unfortunately took place," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
told a news conference.

Ahmadinejad's office said in an earlier statement that "the Zionist regime
this time shed the blood of university professor Dr. Majid Shahriari to curb
Iran's progress."

Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said the "Mossad and the CIA are
the enemies of Iranians" whose "desperate terrorist act against the two
academics shows their weakness and inferiority."

Israel's foreign ministry declined to comment on the reports.

Shahriari was "in charge of one of the great projects" at Iran's Atomic
Energy Agency, the Islamic republic's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi was
quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.

He was also a member of the so-called SESAME project on nuclear cooperation
in the Middle East.

The other scientist, Abbasi Davani, was targeted by UN Security Council
sanctions under Resolution 1747 adopted in March 2007. He was identified as
a senior defense ministry and armed forces logistics scientist.

The 52-year-old was "one of the few specialists who can separate isotopes,"
and has been a member of the elite Revolutionary Guards since the 1979
Islamic revolution, one report said.

"The two were cooperating with the defense ministry in the field of nuclear
research. Shahriari was the head of a project that sought to achieve the
technology to design nuclear reactor core," said the hardline Rajanews Web

AFP quotes the police chief to say the assailants had managed to escape and
that "nobody had yet claimed responsibility" for the attacks.

In January, Masoud Ali Mohammadi, another Iranian nuclear scientist involved
with the SESAME project, was killed in a bomb attack which Tehran blamed on
"mercenaries" in the pay of Israel and the United States.

Salehi warned Iran's enemies they were "playing with fire."

The latest attacks came a day after the top U.S. military officer said the
United States was weighing military options in the face of Tehran's
announcement it had an atomic power plant up and running.

"We've actually been thinking about military options for a significant
period of time," Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of
staff said in an interview with CNN.

Mullen said he does not believe that Iran's nuclear plant is for civilian
use "for a second."

"In fact, the information and intelligence that I've seen speak very
specifically to the contrary. Iran is still very much on a path to be able
to develop nuclear weapons, including weaponizing them, putting them on a
missile and being able to use them," he said.

On Saturday, Iran said its first atomic power plant built by Russia in the
southern city of Bushehr had begun operations, ahead of a new round of talks
with Western powers over the country's controversial nuclear drive.

Debka notes that the killing Shahriari will set Iran's nuclear weapons
program back in yet another way: in June he was put in charge of the effort
aiming to fight the spread of Stuxnet throughout Iran's nuclear, military,
and industrial sectors. The malware has already infected nearly 40,000
industrial control computers in Iran, and it appears that Israel, having
planted the virus, is now targeting scientists responsible for fighting it.



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