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Iran hangs ‘Mossad agent’ for killing of n-scientist

Tehran has accused Israel and the US of assassinating four Iranian scientists since 2010 in order to sabotage its nuclear programme.

Written by Reuters | Dubai | Published: May 16, 2012 12:00:57 am

Iran hanged a man it said was an agent for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad whom it convicted of killing one of its nuclear scientists in 2010,state media said Tuesday.

Tehran has accused Israel and the US of assassinating four Iranian scientists since 2010 in order to sabotage its nuclear programme.

Twenty-four-year-old Majid Jamali Fashi was hanged at Tehran’s Evin Prison after being sentenced to death for the murder of Massoud Ali-Mohammadi,Iran’s state news reported. It said he had confessed to the crime.

The announcement came even as the UN nuclear watchdog and Iran met for a second day Tuesday in Vienna and said another meeting was scheduled for next Monday. The discussions Tuesday were dubbed as being good.

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