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Iran: Magnetic Bomb Kills Nuclear Scientist as US Officials Warn Iran and West Approach ‘Turning Point’ in 2012

“TEHRAN, Iran — Two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility, killing him and wounding two people on Wednesday, a semiofficial news agency reported.

The attack in Tehran bore a strong resemblance to earlier killings of scientists working on the Iranian nuclear program. It is certain to reinforce authorities’ claims of widening clandestine operations by Western powers and allies to try to cripple nuclear advancements.

The bomb killed Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a chemistry expert and a director of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran, the semiofficial Fars news agency 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.

Witnesses told Reuters they had seen two people on the motorcycle fix a bomb to the car.

‘The bomb was a magnetic one and the same as the ones previously used for the assassination of the scientists, and is the work of the (Israelis),’ Fars quoted Tehran’s Deputy Governor Safarali Baratloo as saying. ‘The terrorist attack is a conspiracy to undermine the (March 2) parliamentary elections.’

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said the country’s nuclear path would not change despite the killing, which it branded a ‘heinous act’.

‘Our path is irreversible,’ Arabic language al-Alam TV quoted an agency statement as saying.” Read more.

Iran, West approaching ‘turning point’ in 2012, officials warn – “War games. Threats to close a key oil passageway and block a U.S. aircraft carrier from returning to the Persian Gulf. An American sentenced to death in Tehran, accused of spying. And now a breakthrough in Iran’s nuclear program. The developments portend what officials see as a momentous year ahead in the standoff between Iran and the West, as Iranian leaders appear to grow bolder despite a new round of international sanctions which, by most accounts, is taking a toll. ‘There won’t be taking an eye off the ball,’ Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations at the Defense Department told reporters on Tuesday.” Read more.

‘Tinfoil Tuesday’ Claim: Iran used ‘force fields’ and ‘flying saucers’ to take down American drone – “Late last month, Iran put on display what it insisted was a captured American stealth drone. At the time, Tehran claimed it brought down the RQ-170 with a sophisticated electronic attack. Nonsense, says one Iranian engineer who claims to have inside knowledge of the drone-nab. The Islamic Republic used force fields and flying saucers to subdue and capture the unmanned aircraft. Meet Mehran Tavakoli Keshe, who purports to be the father of the RQ-170 abduction. In a recent post to his eponymous foundation’s online forums, Keshe claims the Iranians used ‘advanced space technology’ that he pioneered. ‘The craft has been air-picked-up and been put down on its belly through the use of field forces,’ Keshe writes — by which he means force fields. It’s feeling a lot like Tinfoil Tuesday, our weekly round-up of the planet’s most insane conspiracy theories.” Read more.

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