By William Tucker
Two men on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the sedan of an Iranian nuclear scientist killing him and one of his passengers on Wednesday. This is the third assassination of an Iranian scientist involved with Iran’s nuclear program in the last year, and quite possibly, the fifth assassination since the covert campaign against Iran began. Although Tehran immediately blamed Israel and the U.S. for the attack, they have not provided any evidence to support that claim. Rumors claiming that Israeli intelligence officers have been training Iranian dissidents in Iraq and Azerbaijan would seem to support Iranian claims if these reports are indeed true. Training dissidents is a common methodology used by intelligence services worldwide and would explain how the covert campaign against Iran has been able to increase in intensity over the last year. Despite the setback of losing an entire CIA espionage ring in Iran last summer, it appears as if the nations most concerned with Iranian designs have not stopped their covert campaign.