Some, in discussing the need to prevent atomic weapons in Iran, have cautiously mentioned the potential for CIA intelligence participation. A network of operatives and spies covertly infiltrating the region, utilizing 21st century devices and techniques as speculated by Hollywood moviemakers, in the real world; a thrilling consideration. Daring but less bloody than other options, the use of CIA agents is not unprecedented. We recall when Joseph Wilson was sent by the G.W.Bush administration to establish uranium enrichment in Africa, for sale to Iraq, prior to the invasion of that nation.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has blamed the American CIA, and Great Britain, for the violent death last week of a scientist working to advance the Iranian Nuclear Weapons program. Thirty two year old University Professor Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was assassinated Wednesday in his Peugeot 405 automobile, at Gol Nabi Street, in Tehran, the Iranian capital. Two men on a motorcycle sped to his car, then attached to it a potent magnetic bomb. The powerful explosion devastated the auto, killing the Iranian specialist, and injuring Roshan’s driver, who later died at a hospital. An 85 year old woman unfortunately on the street at the time was also killed. If the CIA was indeed involved, we may soon see more of such timely and controversial deployment.
Following the fatal attack, the Iranian state news agency sent a letter to the U.S., stating Iran had “evidence and reliable information" that the CIA provided "guidance, support and planning" to assassins "directly involved" in Roshan's killing.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton denied any U.S. role in the slaying and the Obama administration condemned the attacks. Israeli officials, in contrast, have hinted at covert campaigns against Iran without directly admitting involvement.