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Native name  مجید شهریاری
Name  Majid Shahriari
Cause of death  Assassination
Role  Experimenter
Nationality  Iranian
Citizenship  Iran

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Born  1966Zanjan
Died  November 29, 2010(2010-11-29) (aged 43–44) Tehran
Known for  Being assassinated during Iranian nuclear crisis
Spouse  Dr. Behjat Ghasemi (m. ?–2010)
Assassinated  November 29, 2010, Tehran, Iran
Alma mater  Amirkabir University of Technology, Sharif University of Technology

Resting place  Imamzadeh Saleh, Shemiran

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Majid Shahriari (c. 1966 Zanjan – 29 November 2010 Tehran) was a nuclear engineer who worked with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

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Career

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He specialized in neutron transport, a phenomenon that lies at the heart of nuclear chain reactions in reactors and bombs. According to The Guardian, he "had no known links to banned nuclear work". According to Al Jazeera he "was a quantum physicist and was not a political figure at all" and he "was not involved in Iran's nuclear programme".

He was also one of the two Iranian members of the International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science Applications in the Middle East, beside Masoud Alimohammadi, another assassinated scientist.

He was also allegedly Iran's "top Stuxnet expert".

According to Time magazine, Majid Shahriari and Aria Tahami were "the top scientist and senior manager of Iran's nuclear program".

Some Iranian media reports said he taught at the Supreme National Defense University, which is run by the Iranian Army, according to the New York Times. Shahriari published dozens of esoteric conference reports and peer-reviewed articles on nuclear research.

Assassination

On 29 November 2010, unidentified assailants riding motorcycles launched separate bomb attacks, killing Shahriari and injuring nuclear scientist Fereydoon Abbasi, a professor at Shahid Beheshti University where Shahriari also taught. Dr. Abbasi's wife was also hurt. The killers had attached bombs to the professors' cars and detonated them from a distance.

Iranian officials have variously blamed Israel and the United States for assassinating Shahriari. Saeed Jalili, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, was quoted as saying Western nations "exercise terrorism to liquidate Iran's nuclear scientists".

Time magazine ran an article questioning whether this action was perpetrated by Mossad (Israel's external intelligence service). According to The Daily Telegraph (UK), Israel allegedly planned to conduct covert operations against Iran, including assassinations.

Tehran nuclear site was officially renamed after him after his assassination.

References

Majid Shahriari Wikipedia


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