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By Layne Weiss     May 15, 2012 in World
The New York Times is reporting that Iran said Tuesday that it has executed Majid Jamali Fashi, 24, the man accused of being an Israeli spy and assassinating Iranian nuclear scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi in January 2010.
Mr Mohammadi was a 50-year old professor at Tehran University, The New York Times reports. At the time of his death, Iran's Nuclear Agency said that he had did not have a role in their nuclear program.
According to BBC News , Fashi was also accused of being a spy for the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, and receiving $120,000 for the killing. Israel has not commented on these claims.
Iran has accused Mossad, the CIA, and M16 of being involved in the assassinations of 5 Iranian scientists who were allegedly involved in its nuclear program, The Telegraph reports.
The US and Israel believe that Iran is using its nuclear program in an attempt to acquire an atomic bomb, but Iran has claimed repeatedly that it's using its program for peaceful purposes.
BBC News reports that according to Iran's Irna news agency, Majid Jamali Fashi was hanged Tuesday morning.
According to The New York Times , Professor Mohammadi was killed when a remote controlled bomb attached to a motorcycle went off outside his home.
Majid Jamali Fashi was tried and convicted for Mohammadi's killing in August, 2011, BBC News reports. He appeared on Iranian TV in January, confessing to killing Mohammadi, and even giving details of the intelligence operation he was involved in.
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