Iranians 'Confess' to Killing Nuclear Scientists

Suspects describe their alleged training in Israel
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2012 6:06 PM CDT
Iranians 'Confess' to Killing Nuclear Scientists
In this Monday, April, 9, 2007 file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaks at a ceremony in Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, south of Tehran, Iran.   (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian, File)

Iranian state TV aired apparent confessions yesterday from more than a dozen suspects in the killings of Iranian nuclear scientists, but left their legal process unexplained, the Guardian reports. Among the 14 suspects, some re-enacted the murders on Tehran streets or described their training in Israel. "There was a motorcycle racing complex [in Tel Aviv] where we received training," said one. "We were told we needed to improve our skills so that we would be able to attach magnetized bombs to moving cars."

The TV report showed the alleged military garrison outside Tel Aviv and explained who was behind it: "The assassination control room was in Tel Aviv, but it was receiving the orders from Washington and London," the report said. But it was unclear whether the suspects had already stood trial or ever would. Iran hanged one man, Majid Jamali Fashi, in May for killing a physics professor; Fashi said in televised confessions that the Mossad had recruited him. (More Iranian nuclear program stories.)

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