Iran airs confessions in killings of nuclear scientists

Five Iranian scientists and academics have been killed or attacked since 2010 in incidents to target Iran's nuclear programme.

Iran airs confessions in killings of nuclear scientists

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iranian state television aired what it described as confessions of individuals accused of assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists, saying they worked as Israeli agents to sabotage the country's nuclear programme.

Five Iranian scientists and academics have been killed or attacked since 2010 in incidents to target Iran's nuclear programme.

In a documentary aired on Sunday evening, called "Terror Club" and set to a dramatic score, a group of men and women sit against black backgrounds and confess to receiving weeks of training in Israel, then returning to Iran to carry out the killings of nuclear scientists.

One man interviewed, Behzad Abdoli, said he was taken to a training camp whose location was censored in the film.

"I had military training there, training in riding motorcycles, shooting, personal defence," Abdoli said. "They gave us information training as well ... how to take pictures, for example. It took about 40, 45 days."

The film, which did not say whether the individuals had faced trial or when that might happen, showed re-enactments of the killings with the suspects narrating how they were carried out.

It included pictures of a purported camp located outside Tel Aviv. Abdoli said he travelled to Israel via Turkey and Cyprus.

The documentary's narrator said a "neighbouring country" had assisted in delivering the suspects to Israel undetected.

Iranian intelligence chief Heydar Moslehi said last month that the Islamic Republic had shut down two networks inside and outside the country that he said were involved in training the killers.

The killings, mysterious explosions at military sites and a computer virus, Stuxnet, which damaged Iranian centrifuges and was discovered in 2010, appeared to form part of a covert sabotage campaign aimed at impeding its nuclear programme.

Last Mod: 06 Ağustos 2012, 16:07
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