Iranian nuclear physics professor dies in Tehran bomb blast - reports
bbc
12-Jan-2010 (38 comments)

An Iranian university professor has been killed in a bomb attack in the capital Tehran, Iranian media say.

They say that Masoud Mohammadi, a professor of nuclear physics, died after a remotely controlled bomb exploded near his home.

Iranian media describe him as a "devoted revolutionary professor" killed by "anti-revolutionary" groups

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Darius Kadivar

LOL benross Jaan ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

That was a good one !


benross

Is "Royal Association of Iran" a monarchist organizatin?

by benross on

Oh damn. They promised to bring my motorbike back.


Niloufar Parsi

Abarmard, maiser, MKM, MM

by Niloufar Parsi on

i agree with you. the most likely candidate is israel. it certainly is a foreign act because poor Dr. Mohammadi could only really be a foreigner's target for assassination, even if local collaborators were used.

perhaps they are provoking a war. retaliation will come.


Darius Kadivar

Anonymouse Jaan mais bien sûre !!... ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

I should have known ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U1LSwh0510

maybe now It's high time you'd grow up like the Legitimate One has since ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeVcOBHLDyE

LOL


Anonymouse

DK jaan what r u talking bout?! I'm same age as prince le petit!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.


Darius Kadivar

Anonymouse jaan You said Class '79

by Darius Kadivar on

But did not give your age ...

You know regarding that Generation Gap ...

 


Anonymouse

Iranians R experts in everything! From janitors 2 prince chubby!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.


divaneh

Cleaning the crime scene

by divaneh on

I was also surprised to see the street sweepers, sweeping the place in the first video that was released. It just does not make sense where in the west we see the police tents covering the untouched scene of crime for weeks.


Anonymouse

The crime scene is already cleaned up! photos.

by Anonymouse on


MM

on the second thought - does not matter whose supporter he was

by MM on

I have read that there is no difference in different camps, the government vs. the greens, when it comes to the question of the attainment of nuclear capability for Iran.  Both camps may have determined that the attainment of nuclear capability is in the national security of Iran.  Any comments on that?

So, the fact that he was a government supporter may not have been an issue.  Furthermore, if he was a competent physics professor, even in the capacity of consulting the regime, may have made him a target for whoever, especially if he was ratted out by the kidnapped scientist as a key source of info for the Iranian nuclear society?  Did anyone know this professor by reputation?


Anonymouse

Abarmard jaan Israel is an enemy not a bogey man.

by Anonymouse on

The same reason you can't say Israel was behind 1979 revolution, you can't say Israel is behing the recent protests and you can't say Israel is behind this bombing.

Maybe I'm jumping the gun and apologize for it but I don't see any other way to get your attention about stop using Israel so many times for so many things.

We are at a cross road and the regime wants to use Israel as much as possible and paint everyone with the same brush.  Maybe they can fool some of the people some of the time, but they can't fool all of the people all of the time and they certainly can't fool us.

I don't know if this is not an Israeli plot just as you don't know if it is. 

Everything is sacred.


Abarmard

Anonymouse

by Abarmard on

Don't just argue for the sake of argument. What kind of statement is "If everything is Israel, then Israel was behind the 1979 revolution and supported Khomeini against the Shah as well." What kind of answer do you expect from such statement?

If this is your description of political maturity and discussion, then case is closed.

To make you happy, I accept that I am very naive and try to learn from your comments as much as possible.


Anonymouse

Abarmard jaan Naive = U = regime says Israel 2 hrs after bombing

by Anonymouse on

If everything is Israel, then Israel was behind the 1979 revolution and supported Khomeini against the Shah as well.  Israel may have done it but there are various reports.  From prince chubby to the regime goons and everyone in between.  Trying to beat everyone in who can sooner blame it in Israel is naive.

Everything is sacred.


Abarmard

Congress agreed to fund $400 million dollars to destabilise Iran

by Abarmard on

Does this include Israeli based terrorist activities?

Makes one wonder.

http://iranian.com/main/news/2010/01/12/congre...


Abarmard

Dear Anonymouse let's define naive

by Abarmard on

There has been a drive to kidnap and assassinate Iranian scientists long before this murdering.

Naive thiking is not matching situations, objectives, and results but rather package all ideologies into one concept, and that concept is the answer to all possible scenarios. I tend to look at every case independently. In this specific case, you seem to fall in the naive category, take a look at historic data and let's talk again.


ramintork

Anonymouse

by ramintork on

'moon in scorpian' nice one. It sounds funny when we hear it in English.

 


MOOSIRvaPIAZ

western media eating up regimes lies

by MOOSIRvaPIAZ on

This is why you all should read farsi websites and not pay attention to western media. They just reflect what the state tv reports.

 

The guy is a particle physicist and was a staunch Mousavi supporter. 


marhoum Kharmagas

Israeli involvement?

by marhoum Kharmagas on

One can't be sure who is behind this, but even the Israelis (and some of their fellow Americans) don't deny doing this kind of work, in fact they confirm it! (Report from Haaretz)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1064852.html


Anonymouse

It is a 'moon in scorpian' situation!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.


Darius Kadivar

One Alledged Monarchist is already on a death row ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani was accused of belonging to an obscure Monarchist organization last year. He is still on the death row along with two others accused of being MKO ...

AFP report Here

 

 


Darius Kadivar

Not an Officially recognized one to my knowledge ...

by Darius Kadivar on

The Only Officially recognized Monarchist organization is the Constitutionalist Party of Iran headed by Dariush Homayoun which is anything but a terrorist organization.

http://www.irancpi.net/index.php

The one mentioned in the CNN article was also accused of the assassinations commited in Balutchestan last year.

 As for Crown Prince Reza he publically denounced the bombings:

http://rezapahlavi.org/messages/?persian&id=405

As for the Royal Association I believe they are activists in London with no direct link to the Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi. They too denied any involvment in the Balutchestan explosions and their spokesperson ( a women) was interviewed on VOA and clearly distanced itself from these actions.

 

 


maiser

Well its too early to make

by maiser on

Well its too early to make conclusions, but i put my finger on the likeliness of Israeli or other similar foreign agency. I trust Iranians and the representatives of Iranians more than i trust Israel and their agents.

 

US threatened Iran not long ago that they had "different takes" than diplomacy also, to stop Iran from going nuclear. They talk too much. And its common knowledge that the Baluch insurgents are backed by US and works with some of the corrupt elite pakistani's who finance Al-qaide, and so happen to be brother in arms with the Jondallah mercenaries. My point should be clear, its very likely they are planning these kind of attacks as part of their campaign of more important agendas.


Anonymouse

DK jaan is "Royal Association of Iran" a monarchist organizatin?

by Anonymouse on


Anonymouse

Abarmard jaan you sound so naive. Iranians don't blow bombs?

by Anonymouse on

There have been bombs going off in Iran since the early days of the revolution.  Have you forgotten the big one that killed 72 ministers?  And there have been bombings in Iran ever since.  Not to the degree and frequency in Iraq and Afghanistan but they have been going on.  Just last year there was a bomb in Zahedan right before the elections.

The regime uses the same kind of tactics that US and Israel use when making political propaganda and claims.  Like the first thing they say is that the "trigger" belongs to Israeli military, just like Israel blames Iranian bar codes on bombs!

Maybe there have been foreign intelligence bombs here and there like Syriana but this is a pattern that we have seen before. Besides when the regime resorts to all kinds of crackdowns and illegal detentions like the 33 mothers or letting a proven criminal (in their own committee) Mortazavi walk free, they're encouraging lawlessness.  Of course they call people, rioters, but this is the result.

I don't want to see bombings in Iran or anywhere else in the world but blaming it on those who are convenient targets is naive.

Everything is sacred.


Darius Kadivar

Tell me Kakoo Abarmard ...

by Darius Kadivar on

If someone beat up and bullied your son in the School yard with a Chomagh, Would you give the Bully a Gun to finish the Job ? ...

Where do You Rank the IRI bullies in this list of Jewish Sponsored Films ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5ETQyl3qFg

 

 

 

 


Abarmard

Israel is behind this terror

by Abarmard on

I have no doubt that Israelis are involved in this. They are desperate and fortunate for them they have very small pro Israeli so called Iranians inside to do the job for them, perhaps for some rewards. The accomplishments for such terrorist activities from Israeli based groups are insignificant and make the population rally behind their government.

I believe that all Iranians must make it clear to Israeli regime that there is nothing they can do to stop Iran from gaining knowledge. Iran is not Palestine and will not be influenced by their terrorist activities.


Abarmard

Iranians don't blow bombs

by Abarmard on

and blow their own lives, this must be works of foreign countries.


Mehrban

AP has a slightly different take

by Mehrban on


maiser

Mossad/Others unable to kill important leaders/scientists

by maiser on

They would like to, but are unable or have more trouble with completing the mission as i mentioned earlier. People with tight security program around them are sometimes as good as impossible to get, so they go after people who they are able to get at(not so obvious targets) and have some if any at all negative impact for the enemy nation.


Sargord Pirouz

Curious choice for assassination

by Sargord Pirouz on

An attempt to derail potential nuclear agreement between Iran and the West?

All this will really accomplish is greater security efforts by the IRIPF, IRGC and SAVAMA. Just what everybody here wanted to hear- right?