Mossad Killer of Nuclear Scientist on Trial in Iran
August 24, 2011
An Iranian kick boxer, Majid Jamali-Fashi, has confessed to being trained by Israeli intelligence to use a motorcycle bomb to kill Iranian nuclear scientist Masoud Ali-Mohammadi in January 2010.
A man accused by Iran of carrying out an assassination "sponsored and designed by Israel" has pleaded guilty to the murder of an Iranian nuclear scientist.
The young man, identified as Majid Jamali-Fashi, said he was hired by Israel and trained at a military base outside Tel Aviv before being dispatched to Iran as a part of network ordered to kill Masoud Ali-Mohammadi, a particle physicist at Tehran University.
Jamali-Fashi, a 26-year-old kick boxer, admitted in court that the bomb attack that targeted Mohammadi was part of a Mossad operation to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists. Fashi said he was paid $120,000 for his part in the assassinations.
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