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Tehran, Iran - Report: Mossad Agents On the Ground Killed Iranian Scientist

Published on: January 16, 2012 07:33 AM
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 Iranian policemen and people stand around a blast site in Tehran, Iran, 11 January 2012. Iranian policemen and people stand around a blast site in Tehran, Iran, 11 January 2012.

Tehran, Iran - The London-based Sunday Times published what it claimed is an account of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan’s last minutes on earth and the final preparations of the alleged Israeli Mossad agents that took his life.

According to the Times’s unverified account published Sunday, the covert assassination mission was complicated by unusual activity at the Iranian intelligence headquarters in Tehran last Wednesday morning, but having decided that his agents “would never escape anyway,” the on-the-ground mission commander gave the go-ahead anyway.

From that point, almost all the details are known. Men on a motorcycle sped up to the scientist’s car, attached a magnetic explosive device and sped away. Roshan was critically injured in the resulting blast and died later in a Tehran hospital.


In addition to the Times, TIME magazine and senior Iranian officials have all in the past week accused Israel of being behind most recent, and a string of killings targeting Iranian scientists over the past two years.

While Israel has not taken responsibility or fully denied involvement, two top IDF officers, Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai sent out cryptic messages that provided Israel’s accusers with fodder for their speculation.

Stressing that he did not know who assassinated the scientist, Mordechai wrote on his Facebook page last week: “I will definitely not shed a tear for him.”

Gantz, speaking to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee last week, said that 2012 would be a “critical year” for Tehran. He added there may be more “unnatural” events in Tehran.

For his part, President Shimon Peres said that as far as he knows, Israel was not involved in the assassination.

Content is provided courtesy of the Jerusalem Post

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 Jan 16, 2012 at 07:59 AM AlbertEinstein Says:

The less the media and the Iranians know about a covert action, the more they say.


 Jan 16, 2012 at 09:00 AM Nirah-Lee Says:

The article actually says: The scientist was killed *instantly and it was the driver who died in the hospital later that day.

As to authenticity? Well, the Times has a long history of hostility to Israel, so nothing they say can be trusted and intelligence agencies live by the motto deception, deception, deception! So who knows.


 Jan 16, 2012 at 09:03 AM MosheM Says:

Fiction as ususal. I'm sure Pardo briefed them...


 Jan 16, 2012 at 09:11 AM yosefben Says:

TIME magazin??


 Jan 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM victorg Says:

Brilliant strategy really- their bombs are hidden so deeply under the ground, it would be impossible to bomb them.

So kill the talent that knows how to build this stuff. You have to hand it to Israel, they are brilliant.

Would the Times prefer that Iran had nukes? Bunch of pathetic libs steering the minds of the American public


 Jan 16, 2012 at 02:17 PM anonymous Says:

Better than lobbing cruise missles from submarines


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