Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a nuclear scientist assassinated in 2012
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Book: Mossad agents targeted Iranian scientists

New book by US-Israeli journalists claims Mossad agents carried out killings of Iranian scientists; 'killings too sensitive for Mossad to share with foreign freelancers,' authors argue

Israeli Mossad special agents are behind the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, a new book by US-Israeli CBS reporter Dan Raviv and former intelligence correspondent Yossi Melman argues.


Titled "Spies Against Armageddon," the book claims that contrary to reports linking the killings to Iranian dissidents working for Israel, it is very unlikely that Israel would have contracted out such sensitive operations through a third party dissident group.


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In their book, the writers claim that their in-depth study of 50 years of assassinations by Israel’s foreign-espionage agency yields the conclusion that the 20 suspects now being held by the Iranian government are not the killers.


"The methods, communications, transportation, and even the innovative bombs used in the Tehran killings are too sensitive for the Mossad to share with foreign freelancers," Raviv and Melman wrote.


Therefore, the writers estimate that the assassinations of physicists and nuclear scientists in Iran have been what Israelis call “blue and white” operations, referring to the colors of their nation’s flag.


In one chapter of the book, the authors claim that despite the fact that Iran has no diplomatic relations with Israel and bans any visits by Israelis, Mossad operatives have had no trouble entering and leaving the country. They further said that Israel holds a hidden safe house in Iran which allows for Mossad agents to keep safe while executing the assassinations.


The book further reveals the Mossad's close cooperation with Kurds and other ethnic minority groups inside Iran, stating that the Mossad believes that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."


The authors further wrote of the close relationship between the Mossad and the CIA when explaining the efforts to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.







פרסום ראשון: 07.08.12, 13:02
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