Feb 11 2012
U.S. whining over Israel’s funding of Iranian dissidents and targeted assassinations of nuclear scientists
Before Barack Obama took office, the U.S. used to send $$ millions to anti-regime Iranian dissidents. But in 2009, when they took to the streets of Tehran to protest the fraudulent elections and were slaughtered because of it, Obama cut off all their funding.
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DAILY MAIL U.S. officials confirmed today that Israel has been funding and training Iranian dissidents to assassinate nuclear scientists involved in Iran’s nuclear program.
The claim has already been levelled by the Iranian government who believed that Mossad, Israel’s secret service, have been arming dissidents with the terrorist organisation the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK).
Last month Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, 32, a chemistry expert, was killed in a brazen daylight assassination when two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to his car in Tehran.
Washington insiders confirmed there is a close relationship between Mossad and MEK, according to NBC, but said the U.S. was not involved.
At one point, Mr Larijani claimed Mossad had built a replica home of an Iranian scientist so assassins could get to know the layout before they carried out an assassination. MEK denied involvement while the Israel Foreign Ministry declined to comment.
A spokesperson for The National Council of Resistance of Iran, of which MEK is the largest member, also denied the claim, saying: ‘The claim that the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) had any role in the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and the claim of the PMOI/MEK cooperation with Mossad is a total lie and there is not event a scintilla of truth in it.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said publicly last month that he believed that an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities might be welcomed by the people of the country.
President Obama reiterated his view in an interview earlier this week that the increasing tension with Iran over the country’s nuclear program could be resolved peacefully through talks. According to salon.com, Netanyahu’s statements were to paint Obama as ‘weak’ on Middle Eastern issues and undermine the President’s second run for the White House.
Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan’s death was the latest in a string of attacks on Iranian scientists. The killing of Mr Roshan in January bore a strong resemblance to earlier killings of scientists working on the Iranian nuclear programme. Several scientists have been killed or injured in the past two years and others have also been attacked or allegedly kidnapped – with Iran blaming the west.