By: Mir M.Hosseini
- Masood Alimohammadi, an Iranian nuclear physics professor, is killed in a bomb attack in the capital Tehran; Iran state media accused Israel and the United States of involvement. According to news media, authorities on condition of anonymity have confirmed his involvement with Iranian nuclear program
At 07:58 am on Jan, 10, 2010, a booby-trapped motorbike parked near his car exploded while he was leaving home in Gheytariyeh neighborhood of northern Tehran, for university.
- In July 2010, Shahram Amiri an Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared during a pilgrimage to Mecca in 2009 reappeared in Washington at the Iran interests section of the Embassy of Pakistan, seeking help to return to Tehran. Amiri stated that he had been kidnapped by forces in Saudi Arabia through a combined effort of American and Saudi intelligence services.
- On Nov, 29, 2010 Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari was killed and his wife injured, while another scientist was wounded during two attacks in Tehran. Shahriari was a quantum physicist who worked with the Iranian Atomic Energy Commission.
Iran's nuclear program was launched in the 1950s with the help of the United States as part of the Atoms for Peace program. The support, encouragement and participation of the United States and Western European governments in Iran's nuclear program continued until the 1979 Iranian Revolution that toppled the Shah of Iran.
After the 1979 revolution, the Iranian government temporarily disbanded elements of the program, and then tried to revive it.
The controversy over Iran's nuclear programs centers in particular on Iran's failure to declare sensitive enrichment and reprocessing activities to the International Atomic Energy Agency. World powers accuse Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons while Iranian authorities insist on peaceful purposes.
Later investigations prove that hostile countries such as US, UK, and Israel; real state sponsors of terrorism are involved in sabotaging Iran's nuclear program.
Iran also accused IAEA of releasing sensitive information which are supposed to remain confidential within the agency. Spy agencies use that information to target key figures and sabotage Iran's nuclear program; especially after Aniranian Yukio Amano became director general in 2009.