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    Another Iranian nuke scientist assassinated

    Another Iranian nuke scientist assassinated

    Via AP:

     Gunmen on motorcycles assassinated an Iranian nuclear physicist on Saturday, Iranian media reports said, in a killing that bore similarities to other slayings of scientists involved in the country’s nuclear work in recent years.

    The semi-official ISNA news agency identified the victim as Darioush Rezaei, a 35-year-old physics professor involved in Iran’s nuclear program, and said he was shot dead in front of his home in Tehran. Iran’s official IRNA news agency also reported the killing but had few details on the attack or the man’s background….

    Rezaei’s expertise — neutron transport — lies at the heart of nuclear chain reactions in reactors and bombs.

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    Iran now says it was not a scientist but a “student” who was killed…

    Iran says slain man was student, not nuclear scientist
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/official-news-agency-says-iranian-scientist-assassinated-tehran-150509670.html

    “…TEHRAN, Iran – Iran said the victim of a deadly shooting Saturday was a university student — not a physicist involved in the disputed nuclear program as state media first reported.

    A mix-up over the victim’s name apparently led to the confusion, the English-language Press TV said.

    Initial reports said a pair of gunmen firing from motorcycles killed 35-year-old Darioush Rezaei, a physics professor whose area of expertise was neutron transport. Several news reports, including by the semi-official ISNA news agency, linked him to the country’s nuclear program.

    But an investigation later determined the slain man was Darioush Rezaeinejad, an electronics student at Khajeh Nasir University in Tehran.

    The initial reports raised concerns because the attack appeared similar to other recent assassinations of scientists that Tehran blamed on the U.S. and Israel…”

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    BarbaraS | July 24, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I believe Iran is lying and I wouldn’t give two nickels for the lifespan of that electronic student. They say he’s dead and dead he will be. These guy on motorcycles could be anyone in the ME. No one wants Iran to get nukes. They’re all scared to death of that happening.

    How many 35 year old students or professors can there be named Darioush Rezaei? There are so many countries and NGO’s that do not want Iran to have nuclear weapons capability, that we may never know who did this. Or it could even be a jilted lover, his wife who caught him cheating or he was planning on converting to Judaism.


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