Iran hangs 'Mossad agent' for killing scientist

Majid Jamali Fashi executed after allegedly confessing to murder of nuclear scientist in 2010.

By REUTERS
May 15, 2012 10:02
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Majid Jamali Fashi, accused of killing scientist

Iran murder suspect 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

DUBAI - Iran has hanged a man it said was a Mossad agent whom it

Last month, Iranian intelligence officials said they had arrested 15 people they called a "major terror and sabotage network with links to the Zionist regime". The group had plotted to assassinate an Iranian scientist in February, the authorities said.

Iran denies Western accusations it is seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability, but major powers are pushing Tehran to become more transparent and cooperative ahead of talks later this month.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday warned the European Union would impose tougher sanctions on Iran if it failed to take concrete steps to allay international concerns over its nuclear program


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