Iran says it arrested 20 agents who killed nuke scientists

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 17, 2012 18:54






Iran's Intelligence Ministry on Sunday announced the arrests of at least 20 agents it said were behind the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists, state news agency IRNA reported. After initially announcing a series of arrests last week, police tied the agents directly to Israel, alleging that they were "hired by an Israeli spy network."




According to IRNA, the arrests were carried out in multiple sting operations across the country. The agents were blamed specifically for the killings of Majid Shahriari, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan and Reza Qashqaei - all scientists allegedly working on Tehran's contentious nuclear program.


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