‘WikiLeaks Cable Led Iran to Hang Spy for Israel’ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 05/16/12)
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A leaked WikiLeaks cable led Iran to arrest and execute a man alleged
to have been hired by the Mossad to assassinate a physicist, the
Times of London reported Wednesday.
American government officials previously have accused of WikiLeaks of
endangering security by publishing confidential diplomatic cables.
Analysts have connected the dots linking the publication of the U.S.
document with the execution on Tuesday of Majid Jamali Fashi, 24, who
was hanged after being convicted for being a Mossad agent who killed
scientist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi two years ago.
The leaked cable identified Fashi as a “licensed martial arts coach
and trainer” who was taking part in a tournament in Azerbaijan when
the document was sent from the U.S. embassy in Baku.
Birmingham University Prof. Scott Lucas told the London newspaper
that details of the cable may have made Iran suspicious.
“Alternatively it could have been used as a pretext against him; to
set him up as a person who could take the fall for the
assassination,” he added.
Ali Ansari, head of Institute for Iranian Studies at the University
of St Andrews, stated “I have always considered the release of the
WikiLeaks files, without consideration for those consciously or
unconsciously named in them, to be grotesquely irresponsible.”
Iran has said that Fashi confessed to carrying out the motorcycle
bombing. Fashi allegedly admitted that he travelled to Israel to be
trained by the Mossad on how to carry out the assassination.
Last month, Iran said it arrested more than a dozen alleged spies who
the government said plotted to kill an Iranian scientist earlier this
year. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/16/12)
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