Iranian Revolutionary Guard murdered Iran nuke scientist, blamed Israel
An Iranian nuclear scientist who was gassed to death in 2007 was murdered by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and not assassinated by Israel
as was claimed at the time (Hat Tip: Honest Reporting
). The reason for his murder was his refusal to cooperate in Iran's nuclear weapons program.
When Iranian scientist Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour was killed in February
2007, the cause of death was reported to be “gassing” and most presumed
the act was carried out by Israel. That belief stood, largely because of
Iranian accusations to that effect; and because of Israeli policy to
neither confirm nor deny such acts. But now, seven years later,
Mahboobeh Hosseinpour has come forward with the claim that the IRI was
behind her brother’s death because of his refusal to be involved in
Iran’s nuclear enrichment program whose use was for atomic purposes.
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If Hosseinpour’s account can be confirmed, it could have impact on the
next round of between Iran and the P5+1 -- the five permanent members of
the U.N. Security Council and Germany.
Speaking to The Media Line from Turkey via Skype in a conversation
arranged by the Iranian opposition group The New Iran, 52-year old
Mahboobeh Hosseinpour said that she learned through her sister-in-law,
Sara Araghi, of her brother’s secret research, and particularly about a
DVD which contained research and formulas for building an atomic bomb 12
times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb and methods for
Mahmoobeh Hosseinpour learned that her brother was contacted in
November 2004 by three special agents of IRI’s Defense Department with a
personal message from IRI’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,
enlisting him to work on increasing IRI’s uranium enrichment
capabilities for the purpose of building atomic weapons; and with a
secondary goal of teaching and supervising Russian and North Korean
scientists in order to accelerate the project. Speaking about her
brother, Hosseinpour said that “he was offered a two star rank in the
revolutionary guard and ownership of factories,” if he agreed.
Mrs. Hossenpour told The Media Line that Israel did not kill her
brother but the IRI did, allegedly because he would not co-operate with
them, claiming those projects would result in serious financial damage
for the people of the Iran as well as the international community.
. It's been clear all along that Iran is after nuclear weapons. This makes it even clearer.
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