February 9, 2012
Mossad is working with the terror group MEK to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists, officials told NBC News today.
Despite the designation, the group is supported by the CIA. MEK has killed U.S. servicemen and contractors and supported the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
“It is obvious that Western intelligence agencies are carrying out these attacks, or if the Israelis are carrying them out, it is with the knowledge of the Europeans and Americans. Because these agencies are very closely aligned to one another, they cooperate extensively, they exchange information,” Seyyed Mohamed Marandi told Press TV in January after the assassination of Ahmadi Roshan, the deputy director of marketing at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility.
Roshan was the fourth scientist killed since January of 2010 and follows a series of attacks on defense and nuclear facilities.
Israeli military leader Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz told a closed parliamentary committee hours before the assassination that setbacks would plague Iran’s nuclear program. “2012 is expected to be a critical year for Iran,” Gantz said, citing “the confluence of efforts to advance the nuclear program, internal leadership changes, continued international pressure and things that happen to it unnaturally.”
In January, following the murder of Roshan, MEK released a statement denying that it was behind the assassination.