Daily Israel Report

Iran Accuses France, Germany of Killing Scientists

Iran's accuses French and German intelligence services of cooperating with CIA and Mossad to kill Iranian nuclear scientists.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 7/7/2012, 1:30 AM

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Reuters

Iran's spy chief accused French and German intelligence services on Friday of cooperating with the CIA to kill Iranian nuclear scientists.

The Associated Press quoted Heidar Moslehi as having said that other intelligence services, including that of Israel, also took part in the alleged campaign targeting the scientists.

“The recently dismantled networks of assassination and bombing were in coordination with main services,” Moslehi said, adding, “France, Germany, Israel's Mossad, CIA, MI6 and all regional services served each other.”

Until now Iran had previously blamed only the U.S., Britain and Israel over the killing of five nuclear scientists. Earlier this year it said it had dismantled two networks responsible for at least five of the assassinations.

In the most recent case, a magnetic bomb attached to a car killed nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan in January.

The U.S. and Britain have denied involvement in killing Iranian nuclear experts. Israel has not commented.

Last month Iran said it arrested a number of chief suspects in the assassinations of two of its nuclear scientists. The Islamic Republic claimed the suspects have direct ties with Israel, alleging that they were “hired by an Israeli spy network.”

In May, Iran hanged a man the regime alleges was an agent for the Israeli Mossad and convicted of killing one of its nuclear scientists in 2010.

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