DEBKAfile Special Report
November 29, 2010
Exclusive from debkafile's intelligence sources:
Prof. Majid Shahriari, who died when his car was attacked in North
Tehran Monday, Nov. 29, headed the team Iran established for combating
the Stuxnet virus rampaging through its nuclear and military networks.
His wife was injured. The scientist's death deals a major blow to Iran's
herculean efforts to purge its nuclear and military control systems of
the destructive worm since it went on the offensive six months ago. Only
this month, Stuxnet shut down nuclear enrichment at Natanz for six days
from Nov. 16-22 and curtailed an important air defense exercise.
Prof. Shahriari was the Iranian nuclear program's top expert on computer
codes and cyber war. .
Another Iranian nuclear scientist, Prof. Feredoun Abbassi-Davani, and
his wife survived a second coordinated attack with serious injuries. He
is Dean of Students, a key political post at the university ..
Ali Salehi, Director of Iran's Nuclear Energy Commission, reacted
bitterly that there is a limit to Iran's patience and whoever committed
the murder is playing with fire. Tehran held US intelligence and the
Israeli Mossad for responsible for the scientist's death.
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