Iranian state television has aired the confessions of several Iranians alleged to be part of a group that killed four Iranian nuclear scientists. The Iranians confessed they were trained by Israeli intelligence.
Iranian television presented 13 suspects in connection with the killing of nuclear scientists Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, Professor Majid Shahriari, Dariush Rezaiinejad and Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan. Digital Journal reported the televised confessions had been promised by Tehran's Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi.
According to Al Arabiya no evidence was presented to substantiate the allegations, beyond the confessions. Speaking to the camera suspect Maziar Ebrahimi said he had been “sent to Israel to learn to handle explosives, and receive other military training, including firing weapons.” Suspect Behzad Abdoli recounted he had traveled to Turkey, Cyprus and then Israel, while a third suspect, Arash Kheradkish, said “We were trained to attach timed magnetic bombs on moving cars and to get away quickly.”
The report failed to clarify if the televised suspects have already stood trial.
Iran has blamed Mossad, the CIA and M16 for involvement in the killings of the nuclear scientists. Whilst Britain and the U.S. have denied any involvement, Israel has not commented.