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To: DoctorZIn; freedom44; F14 Pilot; nuconvert
There are reports that this was a "signature murder" similar to the execution of other famous dissidents. Thus leading us to speculate that this murder was ordered by Rafsanjani or rogue elements associated with him. If so, it would be further evidence of a power struggle within the regime.

The original source for this information was Iran Focus http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2890 posted July 18th, i.e. before this was published http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2005/july/07_20_2.html That indicates that the "opposition" is MEK.

I think that Rafsanjani can do a lot, but I do not think that he is behind this killing.
4 posted on 07/20/2005 12:09:17 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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5 posted on 07/20/2005 12:14:38 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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They are feeling the heat:

IRANIAN INTELLIGENCE MINISTER AND CLAIMS TO HAVE DECEIVED U.S.

Yunesi said Iran has fed inaccurate information on its nuclear program to the United States by using double agents and taking advantage of inexperienced U.S. agents, ISNA reported. Yunesi said information on the nuclear program that is provided by the Mujahedin Khalq Organization, an opposition group based in Iraq, is unclassified. On the basis of information secured through these sources, Yunesi said, the United States urged the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect locations where it suspected uranium enrichment was taking place. The inspections, however, failed to find anything, he said. Yunesi also warned that the United States and Israel are approaching Iranians who work in physics, biology, and other sciences, and some people have been identified. "These individuals were our national asset, but unfortunately they were unwillingly trapped by the enemies' espionage services. Today, we intend both to save their lives and prevent any harm to the country." He added that scientists should not become too friendly with strangers when they are traveling overseas, and when they attend conferences they should only go to prearranged events. BS

source: RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 9, No. 133, Part III, 18 July 2005
6 posted on 07/20/2005 12:15:40 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith; nuconvert

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/07/20/iran.feedback/


7 posted on 07/20/2005 3:53:56 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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