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Sunday, July 24, 2011

IRAN ASSASSINATIONS: Man killed in Iran shooting was student, not nuclear scientist!


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From the Associated Press / latimes.com / July 23, 2011, 2:29 p.m.

TEHRAN— Iran said the victim of a deadly shooting Saturday was a university student, not a physicist involved in the country's nuclear program as state media had first reported.

A mix-up over the victim's name apparently led to the confusion, the English-language Press TV said.

Initial reports said a pair of gunmen firing from motorcycles killed 35-year-old Dariush Rezai, a physics professor whose area of expertise was neutron transport.

Several news reports, including that by the semiofficial Iran Student News Agency, linked him to the country's nuclear program.

But an investigation later determined that the slain man was Darioush Rezaeinejad, an electronics student at Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology in Tehran.



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