Did Iran Use Israel as Cover to Kill Its Own Nuclear Scientist? (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 05/24/12)
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Iranian dissidents have long suspected that the country´s Islamist
regime of using its blatant hostility toward Israel as a way of
cracking down on internal opponents.
Reports have emerged that indicate that a leading Iranian nuclear
scientist, whose death was blamed on Mossad, might have, in fact,
been killed by his own government.
A prominent opposition blogger based in London says that
discrepancies in the recent trial and execution of the "Israeli spy"
officially charged with killing scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi
provide more evidence that Iranian intelligence agents may have been
the real assassins, ABC news reported.
The nuclear physicist was killed in January 2010 when he walked past
a motorcycle that was parked outside his house and detonated by
The Islamic regime immediately blamed the assassination on
a "triangle of wickedness," referring to Israel, the United States
and their "hired agents."
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad alleged, “Zionists did it. They hate us
and they don´t want us to progress."
Ali Larjani, chairman of the Iranian parliament, said the government
had "clear information that the intelligence regime of the Zionist
regime and the CIA wanted to implement terrorist acts."
However, Western intelligence agencies have voiced doubt as to
whether Mohammadi was actually involved in Iran’s nuclear program.
Iranian dissidents, however, claim that Mohammadi had been killed by
the regime because he was a supporter of reformist candidate Mir
Hossein Mousavi, whom many believe actually won the 2009 Iranian
presidential election before vote-tampering led to Ahmadinejad’s
victory, ABC reported.
Iranian authorities claimed that Majid Jamali Fashi, 24, was
recruited and trained by Mossad and was paid $120,000 to kill
More than two years later, on May 15, 2012, the Iranian government
executed the alleged Arab hitman.
In January 2011, Fashi confessed, to receiving forged travel
documents in Azerbaijan to travel to Israel, Iran´s Press TV reported.
Fashi said he "received different training including chasing,
running, counter-chasing and techniques for planting bombs in a car"
while in Tel Aviv.
However, In a blog post Monday the London-based blogger, Potkin
Azarmehr, pointed out that the Israeli passport displayed by Iranian
television was stamped 2003, when Fashi was 15 years old, but bore
the photo of a man in his 20s, who was not looking directly into the
camera and was too hairy for the average 15 year-old. "No passport
will be issued with such a picture, anywhere in the world," wrote
Azarmehr. "You need a headshot where you are open-eyed AND looking
into the camera." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/24/12)
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