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Iran Hangs Man Accused of Nuclear Scientist’s Murder, TV Reports

May 15, 2012

Iran today executed a man it sentenced to death for the 2010 murder of an Iranian nuclear scientist, state television reported.

Majid Jamali Fashi, who was accused of being a spy for Israel’s intelligence agency, was hanged early today, according to a report published on the television’s website. Jamali Fashi was sentenced to death after being convicted in a Tehran court on August 23 of receiving training from Mossad to carry out the assasination of Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, the report said.

Ali-Mohammadi was killed after a bomb planted on a motorcycle in front of his house in northern Tehran was set off. At least four nuclear scientists have been targeted in recent years in similar operations, which Iranian officials say are led by Israel and the U.S. to sabotage the country’s nuclear program.

Iran is at odds with the U.S. and its allies over its nuclear program, which they accuse of being a cover for developing bombs, an allegation the Persian Gulf country rejects.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ladane Nasseri in Dubai at lnasseri@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net


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