Reported in The Hill:
Assassinations on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group aided by Israel, according to U.S. officials, NBC Newsreported.
The group that’s assassinating Iranian scientists, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, also known as MEK, is designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused both Israel and the United States of being behind the attacks, the latest of which occurred last month when a motorcyclist strapped a bomb on a scientist’s car.
The report quoted U.S. officials as saying the Obama administration is aware of the assassination campaign but does not have any involvement.
Mohammad Javad Larijani, a senior aide to Khamenei, told NBC that Israel’s secret service, the Mossad, is training and paying members of the…(read more)