Associated Press & PressTV – 2011-01-11 22:26:34
In Slaying Probe, Iran Claims
It Penetrated Israel’s MOSSAD
TEHRAN, Iran (January 10, 2011) — Iran says it has arrested suspects in the assassination a year ago of one of its nuclear scientists in a months-long covert operation that also led it to penetrate Israel’s Mossad spy agency. Iran blames the Mossad for the slaying of Tehran University physics professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi in a January 2010 bomb blast in Tehran.
A secret service statement read out on state TV Monday said its agents have also acquired key information about Mossad plots against Iran that it will detail later.
Iran has also accused Israel and the West of being behind a pair of bomb attacks that killed one nuclear scientist and wounded another in Tehran in November.
Iran says the attacks were part of a covert Western campaign to sabotage its nuclear program.
Nuclear-Scientists Hitmen Trained by Mossad
TEHERAN (January 10, 2011) — Senior Iranian lawmaker Esmail Kowsari says the assassins of an Iranian nuclear scientist have confessed to being supported by the Israeli intelligence service.
In July 2010, Iranian nuclear physics scientist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was killed when a remote-controlled bomb detonated near his house in the north of the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Following security operations, Iran finally succeeded in arresting the main agents behind the terrorist incident and dismantled a network comprising of spies and terrorists commissioned by Israel, Intelligence Ministry announced on Monday.
Long before the assassination of Ali-Mohammadi, the intelligence officials of Israel, the UK and the US had publicly threatened to kill our nuclear scientists, Kowsari said on Monday.
“These [arrested] people have confessed that they had received assassination training from [Israeli inrtelligenece agency] Mossad; and Mossad had provided all their equipment,” Fars News Agency quoted deputy head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on Monday. Kowsari added that the confessions of the detainees could be helpful in the arrest of the perpetrators of Dr. Majid Shahriari’s assassination.
On November 29, unknown terrorists detonated bombs in the vehicles of Majid Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi — both professors at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. Shahriari was killed immediately, but Abbasi and his wife sustained minor injuries and were transferred to a hospital and later released.
“Certainly these people are not the perpetrators of Dr. Shahriari assassination, but given the fact that all these terrorists take orders from Mossad, the confession of the detainees could be helpful in the arrest of agents behind the assassination of Dr. Shahriari and Dr. Abbasi,” Kowsari concluded.
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said in its statement that the Israeli intelligence service Mossad has used bases in certain European and non-European countries as well as Iran’s neighboring states in an attempt to achieve its inhumane goals.
‘Mossad behind Iran Scientist’s Murder’
TEHERAN (January 3, 2011) — A Portuguese publication has revealed that Israeli intelligence service Mossad was behind the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari.
Top Mossad officials gathered at the spy agency’s headquarters in northern Tel Aviv and said the killing of Shahriari would be Mossad’s last covert operation under its current director, the Expresso weekly wrote in an article.
A British expert, who has recently authored a book on the Israeli intelligence apparatus, also says Israel was behind the operation to hinder Tehran’s nuclear program.
Gordon Thomas told the British daily Sunday Times the director that Mossad agents were talking about was Meir Dagan who is about to retire soon after serving as Mossad chief for eight years.
All attacks carried out in recent years against individuals linked to Iran’s nuclear program were organized by Kidon, the department of Mossad responsible for assassination and kidnapping, Thomas said.
Meanwhile, the Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Aharonot has revealed that Kidon comprises 38 agents, including five women. They speak different languages, including Farsi, and travel to Iran with fake identities. A week before Shahriari was murdered in the Iranian capital, he had been indentified and traced by a Mossad agent. “We have no other alternative,” Thomas quotes Mossad sources as saying.
Tamir Padro is to replace Meir Dagan as Mossad director. He says fighting Iran’s nuclear program is among his top priorities.
On November 29, unidentified terrorists attached bombs to the vehicles of Iranian university professors Majid Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi, and detonated them. Professor Shahriari was killed immediately, but Dr. Abbasi and his wife sustained minor injuries and were rushed to hospital.
Iran blames Israel and Western powers for the terrorist attacks.
Israel Agents Nabbed over Iran Scientist Hit
TEHERAN (January 10, 2011) — Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says it has dismantled an Israeli spy network and arrested the main perpetrators in connection with the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist.
Following broad security operations, Iran succeeded to arrest the main agents behind the terrorist incident and dismantle a network comprising of Israeli-trained spies and terrorists, Fars news agency quoted the ministry as saying in a statement on Monday.
It added that Israeli intelligence service Mossad has used bases in certain European and non-European countries as well as Iran’s neighboring states in an attempt to achieve its inhuman and non-Islamic goals. The statement noted that the bases have also been used in the assassination of Dr. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, a lecturer at the University of Tehran.
The ministry stressed that months of complicated measures and access to sources of the Israeli regime led to the finding of “very important and sensitive” information about Mossad spy teams, which inflicted heavy damage on Israel’s information and security structures.
On July 12, Iranian nuclear physics scientist Ali-Mohammadi was killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in the Iranian capital, Tehran. The bombing took place near the professor’s home in northern Tehran.
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