Iran: Scientist Killers Linked to Israel Arrested (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 06/15/12)
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Iran has arrested a number of chief suspects in the assassinations of
two of its nuclear scientists, state media reported Thursday.
The reports claim that the suspects have direct ties with Israel,
alleging that they were “hired by an Israeli spy network,” Islamic
Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.
A statement from the intelligence ministry stated that, "the main
elements behind the killings... were arrested and moved to detention."
It provided no details as to the number of suspects, their
identities, nationalities, or when and where they were arrested.
The report stated, however, that further information would be made
public once it was declassified.
The ministry said the suspects were believed to be involved in the
murders of Majid Shahriari, a key member of Iran´s Atomic Energy
Organization (AEOI), who was killed on November 29, 2010, and Mostafa
Ahmadi Roshan, a deputy director of the Natanz nuclear enrichment
facility, and his bodyguard, killed on January 11, 2012.
Tehran has accused both Israel and the United States of plotting the
assassinations in an attempt to obstruct its nuclear program. The
U.S. has denied involvement and Israel has declined to comment.
Last month, authorities hanged Jamal Fashi, 24, for the murder of
Massoud Ali-Mohammad, in January 2010.
Iran said Fashi confessed to travelling to Tel Aviv to receive
training from Israeli intelligence agency Mossad before returning to
Iran to plot the assassination of the nuclear scientist.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/15/12)
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