The 32-year-old professor who worked at a nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz died after a motorcyclist attached a magnetic bomb to his car while he was driving through Tehran.Â Mostafa Roshan is now the fourth person linked to Iran's nuclear industry that has been murdered in a similar fashion in the last two years. In both January and November of 2010, another university professor and a nuclear scientist were killed by similar bombs stuck underneath their cars. (However, at least one Iranian observer suggested the targets could be opposition members killed by internal forces.)
I don’t, for a single moment, believe this is the work of internal forces. So, the undeclared secret war no drifts closer and closer to open conflict.
Nota bene: Interesting remarks by Leon Panetta Sunday morning and an interesting interpretation of them can be found here. Is he really reiterating the findings of the 2007 NIE? Informed comments are most welcome.
Nota bene 2: A nuclear engineer writes in Bloomberg that proving nuclear weapons development charges against Iran is no “slam dunk.”