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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-12 07:25 AM
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Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert
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Source: USA Today

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Two assailants on a motorcycle attached magnetic bombs to the car of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility, killing him and another person Wednesday, state TV reported. The slayings suggest a widening covert effort to set back Iran's atomic program.

The attack in Tehran bore a strong resemblance to earlier killings of scientists working on the Iranian nuclear program. It is certain to amplify authorities' claims of clandestine operations by Western powers and their allies to halt Iran's nuclear advances.

The bomb killed Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a chemistry expert and a director of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran, state TV reported. Natanz is Iran's main enrichment site, but officials claimed earlier this week that they are expanding some operations to an underground site south of Tehran with more advanced equipment.

The U.S. and its allies are pressuring Iran to halt uranium enrichment, a key element of the nuclear program that the West suspects is aimed at producing atomic weapons. Uranium enriched to low levels can be used as nuclear fuel but at higher levels, it can be used as material for a nuclear warhead.

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  -Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert Rhiannon12866  Jan-11-12 07:25 AM   #0 
  - thank you rhiannon!  backtoblue   Jan-11-12 01:14 PM   #1 
  - I'm used to coming to LBN to get my news, so I've been posting stories we might miss here.  Rhiannon12866   Jan-12-12 03:58 AM   #5 
  - Finally payback for 1986 Pan Am  pettypace   Jan-11-12 02:59 PM   #2 
  - CIA/Mossad are playing a dangerous game with this continued terrorism..  Alamuti Lotus   Jan-11-12 05:34 PM   #3 
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  - Iran nuclear expert buried as Russia warns on sanctions  Rhiannon12866   Jan-13-12 06:24 AM   #7 

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