In slaying probe, Iran claims it penetrated Mossad

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 10, 2011 20:29

TEHERAN — Iran's intelligence services said Monday they have arrested suspects in the assassination a year ago of a nuclear physicist in a months-long covert operation that also led them to penetrate Israel's Mossad spy agency.

Iran blames the Mossad for the slaying of Tehran University physics professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi, who was killed by a bomb-rigged motorcycle that exploded outside his house as he was leaving for work in January 2010. Possible explanations for why he was targeted have never been clear, particularly as he had no known link to Iran's nuclear work, but Iranian state media have presented it as an attempt to slow the atomic program.


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