Source: Press TV
Reports say the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, has collaborated
with American and British intelligence to carry out the assassination of
Iranian scientists in Tehran.
Dr. Majid Shahriari's was assassinated in Tehran on Monday, November 29, 2010
Mossad conducted the assassinations "with the help of the CIA and MI6,"
Jerusalem Post reported, citing independent French weekly Le Canard enchaine.
Intelligence sources told the influential French weekly that the assassinations
were part of Israeli plots aimed at sabotaging Iran's nuclear program.
On November 29, unidentified terrorists detonated bombs in the vehicles of Majid
Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi -- both professors at Shahid Beheshti University
Professor Shahriari was killed immediately, but Dr. Abbasi and his wife
sustained minor injuries and were transferred to a hospital and later released.
Iran has blamed Israel and Western powers for the terrorist attacks.
In October, renowned French daily Le
Figaro revealed that Mossad is
responsible for the disappearance or death of Iranian scientists and a computer
malware that recently targeted Iranian computer systems.
The Stuxnet worm is a bug designed to infect computers using Siemens Supervisory
Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) -- a control system favored by industries
that manage water supplies, oil rigs, and power plants.
Iranian experts say the worm may have been created by a state-sponsored
organization in the United States or Israel to target specific control software
used in Iran's industrial sector, including the Bushehr plant -- the country's
first nuclear power plant.
Le Canard enchaine also
claimed that the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Britain's MI6
helped Israel develop the Stuxnet worm to sabotage Iran's nuclear facilities.
Israel -- widely believed to be the sole possessor of nuclear warheads in the
Middle East -- staunchly opposes Iran's nuclear program.
The Israeli regime and its Western allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military
nuclear program with Tel Aviv repeatedly threatening Tehran with an attack on
its nuclear facilities.
Tehran has rejected such allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty it is entitled to pursue its peaceful nuclear program,
which has been closely monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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