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  • Iranian nuclear physicist killed by Revolutionary Guard, not Israel, relative claims

    10/03/2014 8:25:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/30/2014 10:58 | Felice Friedson/The Media Line
    The sister of a leading Iranian nuclear physicist widely believed to have been assassinated by Israel as part of an effort to derail the Islamic Republic’s drive to create nuclear weapons says her brother was murdered by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRI) because he wouldn’t cooperate with the effort to divert nuclear activities from peaceful purposes. When Iranian scientist Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour was killed in February 2007, the cause of death was reported to be “gassing” and most presumed the act was carried out by Israel. That belief stood largely because of Iranian accusations to that effect, and because of Israeli...
  • Wikileaks Is A Weapon In The Bloody Hands Of Iran

    05/18/2012 7:58:08 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 May 2012 | Editorial
    WikiLeaks: The sleazy criminal organization dedicated to publishing U.S. secrets may loudly deny its leaks led to the hanging of a man in Iran Tuesday. But that's irrelevant because WikiLeaks gave Tehran the pretext it sought. A 24-year old Iranian man was the latest victim of the mullahs' monstrous tyranny this week, executed as a spy for Israel, supposedly for killing an Iranian nuclear scientist on behalf of his Zionist masters. That's a whiff of the twisted kangaroo court verdicts typical of Iran. In reality, Majid Jamali Fashi was a young kick-boxing instructor who visited Baku, Azerbaijan, for a tournament...
  • Iran Claims Bomb That Killed Nuclear Scientist 'Made in USA'

    02/06/2012 3:45:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/12 | Chana Yaar
    An Iranian newspaper report claimed Monday that the bomb used to assassinate a nuclear scientist last month was "made in the USA." .....
  • Iran: Nuclear scientist 'shot dead' in Tehran

    07/23/2011 9:18:59 AM PDT · by csvset · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 July 2011 | BBC
    An Iranian nuclear scientist has been shot dead outside his home in Tehran, Iranian media sources say. The Isna news agency named him as Daryoush Rezaei, 35, adding that his wife was wounded. His identity has not been officially confirmed. In 2010, nuclear scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi was killed by a remote-controlled bomb in Tehran. Iran blamed that attack on Israeli secret service Mossad. Israel has long warned about Iran's nuclear programme. Some reports said the latest attack involved assailants on a motorcycle, but this has not been confirmed. Isna said that Mr Rezaei was an expert with links to...
  • Nuclear scientist killed in Tehran was Iran's top Stuxnet expert

    11/29/2010 1:20:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Debka File ^ | 11/29/2010 | Carl M. Cannon
    Prof. Majid Shahriari, who died when his car was attacked in North Tehran Monday, Nov. 29, headed the team Iran established for combating the Stuxnet virus rampaging through its nuclear and military networks. His wife was injured. The scientist's death deals a major blow to Iran's herculean efforts to purge its nuclear and military control systems of the destructive worm since it went on the offensive six months ago. Only this month, Stuxnet shut down nuclear enrichment at Natanz for six days from Nov. 16-22 and curtailed an important air defense exercise. Prof. Shahriari was the Iranian nuclear program's top...
  • Iran scientist Shahram Amiri free to leave, US insists

    07/13/2010 7:27:30 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    BBCNews ^ | Wednesday, 14 July 2010
    The US insists that an Iranian nuclear scientist who has turned up in the country is there voluntarily and is free to leave. The state department rejected claims by Tehran that Shahram Amiri, who surfaced at a Pakistani embassy building, had been abducted by US agents. Mr Amiri vanished more than a year ago. In June, three videos apparently showing him - and containing contradictory information on his whereabouts - emerged. He said in the first that he had been kidnapped by US and Saudi agents, in the second that he was living freely in Arizona, and in the third...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. In CIA 'Intelligence Coup'

    03/30/2010 4:14:24 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 44 replies · 3,100+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/30/10 | Matthew Cole
    An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials. Shahram Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government. The officials were said to have termed the defection of the scientist, Shahram Amiri, "an intelligence coup" in the continuing CIA operation to spy on and undermine Iran's nuclear program. A spokesperson for the CIA declined to comment....
  • Canadian Nuke Scientist Vanishes With 'Absolutely No Trace'

    02/22/2010 5:56:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 43 replies · 2,157+ views
    A Canadian nuclear scientist who has not been seen for more than a month has simply vanished, leaving "absolutely no trace at all," police say. Lachlan Cranswick, 41, a physicist from the Chalk River Laboratories nuclear facility in Ottawa, was last seen on Jan. 18, when he left his job and boarded a bus to Deep River, his hometown along the Ottawa River with a population of roughly 4,300. Later that day, or possibly the next morning, Cranswick took out the garbage -- and the single man described as a meticulous loner has not been seen since.
  • Nuclear scientist among Hizb-ut-Tahrir members arrested in Islamabad

    10/27/2009 7:18:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 386+ views
    SINDH (ANI) ^ | October 20th, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Islamabad, Oct. 20 (ANI): A Pakistani nuclear scientist is among 32 members of banned terror organization Hizb- ut-Tahrir who were arrested from Islamabad on Sunday. Rizwan Aleem, a nuclear scientist and a PhD student at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology is currently being interrorgated by the Islamabad Police. According to Daily Times, the arrested activists also include a USAID official and an environmental scientist. Abid Mehmood is an officer of a United States Agency for International Development while Aman Hamza is an environmental scientist." SNIPPET: "Nearly, all the 32 are highly qualified persons such...
  • British nuclear expert dies in fall (2nd in 4 mos)

    Police are investigating after a British nuclear energy expert involved in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme fell 40 metres to his death from a UN building in Vienna. Officials announced today (Weds) that the man – named as Timothy Hampton – died on the spot yesterday after a fall from the 17th floor at Vienna International Centre (VIC), one of the United Nations’ (UN) main headquarters along with New York, Nairobi and Geneva. Authorities said the 47-year-old man – a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) – had joined the UN’s current talks with Iran over...
  • 32 Nuke Scientists from Former Soviet Union Had Resettled in N. Korea Since 1991

    04/19/2009 6:12:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 909+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/19/09
    /begin my excerpts 32 Scientists from Former Soviet Union Had Resettled in N. Korea Since 1991 posted: 2009.04.19 20:22; updated : 2009.04.19 20:24 Park Kil-nam(age:68,) a former high-level operative from top intelligence outfit against S. Korea, called 'Office No. 35 under Central Committee of N. Korean Worker's Party,' who escaped to Japan in 1999 and obtained citizenship of S. Korea last year, finally opened his mouth. In his interview with Wolgan Chosun, carried in its May issue, he provided details on his activities in N. Korea. According to him, Soviet scientists started to come to N. Korea since 1991. By...
  • Pakistan sets free scientist AQ Khan [Nuke Blackmarketeer]

    02/06/2009 2:28:23 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 42 replies · 1,605+ views
    HT ^ | February 06, 2009 | HT
    Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan, who has been accused of running a proliferation network, Friday walked out a free man after the Islamabad High Court ended his house arrest. "These things happen. We should forget and look forward," Khan said after being declared a free man by the court. Khan told reporters that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had also been "inside". "The government had made arrangements and nobody could hurt me. Now also, the government will take care," Khan said. Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam, while announcing a verdict on several petitions...
  • Nuclear scientist says he confessed to 'save' Pakistan (Abdul Qadeer Khan)

    04/07/2008 2:11:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 116+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/7/08 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Detained Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan said he took the blame four years ago for passing atomic secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya in order to "save his country". Khan, who has been under effective house arrest since confessing on television in 2004 to running a proliferation network, added that the country's new government had not yet contacted him about his possible release. Khan was pardoned by President Pervez Musharraf after his confession but has remained in detention. Musharraf denied any state involvement in Khan's activities but has rejected international requests to quiz the scientist....
  • Pakistani Nuclear Scientist Hospitalized

    03/05/2008 12:29:43 AM PST · by james500 · 4 replies · 136+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 3:04 AM EST, March 5, 2008
    The Pakistani scientist disgraced for selling nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya has been hospitalized after complaining of weakness, the military said Wednesday. Medics who checked on Abdul Qadeer Khan at his home Tuesday found that he was suffering from low blood pressure and fever, probably due to an infection, a military statement said. He was subsequently admitted to a hospital for a detailed examination, it said. Doctors are hopeful that Khan will make a full recovery and return home in a couple of days.
  • Iraqi Nuclear Scientist Assassinated South Of Baghdad

    09/05/2004 1:27:18 PM PDT · by BP2 · 39 replies · 3,304+ views ^ | 9/5/2004 | AFP
    MAHMUDIYA, Iraq, Sept 5 (AFP) - An Iraqi nuclear scientist has been assassinated in the Sunni Muslim insurgent bastion of Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad, his brother told AFP Sunday. Mohammed Toki Hussein al-Talakani, who had practised nuclear physics since 1984, was shot dead on Saturday as he was driving in Mahmudiya, Alaa Toki Hussein said. The 40-year-old scientist lived in the small town of Al-Kifl, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the capital. Another man was killed in the town on Sunday during clashes between insurgents and Iraqi forces, while a woman was also wounded, the head of the...
  • Shia scientist tipped to be Iraqi prime minister

    05/25/2004 5:40:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Financial Times ^ | May 26 2004 | James Harding and Peter Spiegel in Washington
    A Shia nuclear scientist said to be close to Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is emerging as one of the frontrunners to become the new prime minister of Iraq. Hussain Shahristani spent a decade in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison for defying former dictator Saddam Hussein's command to turn his scientific expertise to the development of nuclear weapons. Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations special envoy, and Robert Blackwill, a Bush administration official, are still finalising the composition of the new Iraqi government. Officials say that balancing the communal, religious and ethnic groups within the new government is proving difficult and fluid, and caution that...
  • Iraqi scientists silenced (Iraq WMDs)

    04/10/2004 7:49:41 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 16 replies · 761+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Published April 9, 2004 | Editorial
    <p>In the year since Saddam Hussein was deposed, insurgents have killed nine former Iraqi weapons officials. All had been questioned by the Iraq Survey Group (ISG); at least two had been cooperating with it. Last October, ISG head David Kay said that one scientist was killed because "he was engaged in discussions with us." The most recent victim was Majid Hussein Ali, a well-known nuclear scientist. He took two bullets to the back in February.</p>
  • "Parlor Maid" tarnishes FBI (detailed Leung spy story)

    04/27/2003 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Fizzie · 11 replies · 776+ views
    Tri-Valley Herald ^ | April 27, 2003 | Ian hoffman
    'Parlor Maid' tarnishes FBI Details of Leung-Smith spy case throw bureau's handling of investigation into question Details of Leung-Smith spy case throw bureau's handling By Ian Hoffman, STAFF WRITER Twelve years ago, a team of U.S. counterintelligence operatives flew into frigid southern Manchuria to assess Chinese spying on American diplomats. Instead, the U.S. agents came to believe their own team was tracked by China's Ministry of State Security every step of their mission, which is still classified today. The first clue was an odd elevator encounter in remote northeast China, an FBI agent bumping into a California nuclear-weapons scientist suspected...
  • Bin Laden met nuke scientists -- 'Nuclear bazaar' story out of Pakistan gets more bizarre

    02/08/2004 9:48:09 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 100 replies · 3,011+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 2.8.2004 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – As the Pakistani nuclear proliferation story widens, U.S. intelligence officials say top atomic scientists from that country met with Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar in Afghanistan. Two former senior Pakistani nuclear scientists who were based in the Afghan town of Kandahar met Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden several times before the fall of the Taliban. They were later detained and questioned on their return to Pakistan. Last week, after it became clear that Pakistan was the center of what has become known internationally as the "nuclear bazaar," President Pervez Musharraf agreed to pardon nuclear scientist Abdul...
  • Top Pakistani nuclear scientist said to have black-market ties

    01/28/2004 12:56:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 160+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/28/04 | Matthew Pennington - AP
    <p>ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - The father of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program and a top aide had black market contacts that supplied sensitive technology to Iran and Libya, and both have failed to account for funds in their bank accounts, intelligence officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.</p>
  • Profile: Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan

    12/23/2003 9:30:03 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 244+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | December 23 2003
    Abdul Qadeer Khan, who has been questioned in Pakistan over possible transfers of nuclear technology to Iran, is regarded as a national hero for helping his country become a nuclear state. Dr Khan played the key role in developing Pakistan's nuclear military capability, which culminated in successful tests in May 1998. Coming shortly after similar tests by India, Dr Khan's work helped seal Pakistan's place as the world's seventh nuclear power and sparked national jubilation. In March 2001 he was promoted to the inner circle of the country's military leadership as special science and technology adviser to President Pervez Musharraf....