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  7/24/2011, Tammuz 22, 5771

Iran Denies Nuke Scientist Shot


Iran on Saturday night denied that a man who was shot earlier in the day was a nuclear scientist, as had been reported. According to a statement, a reader on Iran's state-controlled English-language Press TV mispronounced the name of the victim. The name that was announced is indeed a nuclear scientist, but the victim had a different, but similar name.

Initial reports had the dead man as 35-year-old Dariush Rezai, a physics professor whose area of expertise was neutron transport, but, the statement said, the actual victim was Darioush Rezaeinejad, an electronics student at Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology in Tehran.