Wow!… Just Wow! There was talk of this on the blogs on Friday…
Kamangir reported this on Friday:
Less than a month ago, Iranian sources briefly referred to the death of the Iranian nuclear scientific Ardeshir Hasan Pour (Ardeshir Hassanpour Persian: اردشیر حسین پور). According to the state-run television, he had suffered from gas poisoning. The fact that the news came out after he was buried initiated doubts about the actual cause of his death. Having patented five inventions, he was an active faculty member in University of Shiraz in the field of Electromagnetic. The available information showed that he had had a central rule in the Islamic Republic nuclear program.
Here is one of the palaces donated to Shiraz University where Ardeshir Hasan Pour was an active faculty member.
It was very obvious that the vague and late announcement of his death would cause rumors. The main line of these rumors was unwanted exposure to radioactive material, also mentioned in Radio Farda’s early report. To boost the idea, the report referred to the opening of a radioactive injury section in a major hospital in Isfahan, close to many nuclear sites. These speculations were soon buried in the fast pace of events regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.
In a recent development, a political analyst in Stratfor claims that they have indications that shows that Hasan Pour was in fact a Mossad target.
Kamangir continues: Stratfor claims that this is the same action the Mossad took before finally bombing Iraq’s nuclear facilities in 1981.
FOX News is reporting that the mysterious death of a top Iranian scientist was an assassination by the Mossad!
A prize-winning Iranian nuclear scientist has died in mysterious circumstances, according to Radio Farda, which is funded by the U.S. State Department and broadcasts to Iran.
An intelligence source suggested that Ardeshire Hassanpour, 44, a nuclear physicist, had been assassinated by Mossad, the Israeli security service.
Hassanpour worked at a plant in Isfahan where uranium hexafluoride gas is produced. The gas is needed to enrich uranium in another plant at Natanz which has become the focus of concerns that Iran may be developing nuclear weapons.
According to Radio Farda, Iranian reports of Hassanpour’s death emerged on Jan. 21 after a delay of six days, giving the cause as “gas poisoning”. The Iranian reports did not say how or where Hassanpour was poisoned but his death was said to have been announced at a conference on nuclear safety.
Rheva Bhalla of Stratfor, the U.S. intelligence company, claimed on Friday that Hassanpour had been targeted by Mossad and that there was “very strong intelligence” to suggest that he had been assassinated by the Israelis, who have repeatedly threatened to prevent Iran acquiring the bomb.
Hassanpour won Iran’s leading military research prize in 2004 and was awarded top prize at the Kharazmi international science festival in Iran last year.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to announce next Sunday — the 28th anniversary of the Islamic revolution — that 3,000 centrifuges have been installed at Natanz, enabling Iran to move closer to industrial scale uranium enrichment.
World Net Daily reported that sources within Israel identified Hassanpour as a Mossad target and said “very strong intelligence” suggested the security service had assassinated the scientist.
The Times of London is also reporting this news.
Kesher Talk notes that there is more than one way to prevent Iran from getting nukes.
Yourish sees a link to the dreaded poisonous balloons.