The photo circulating in social media attributed to Iranian scientist Kamran Mollapour  (undated)

The photo circulating in social media attributed to Iranian scientist Kamran Mollapour

Claims About Death Of Another Iranian Scientist Cannot Be Confirmed


An Israeli website has reported the death of another Iranian scientist, but the report canot be confirmed by Iran International. 

Ynet reported on Saturday that Kamran Mollapour, who was reportedly working at Natanz nuclear facility in central Iran, has died but it did not confirm or reject the possibility of assassination

Despite Iranian some social media reports about Mollapour’s death, no Iranian official, state media or a source close to the alleged victim have mentioned it.

Conflicting reports are still circulating about the death of Iranian aerospace scientist Ayoob Entezari -- who held a PhD in mechanical and aerospace engineering -- with some calling it an assassination and government saying he died of food poisoning

Late in May, an explosion in one of the research centers at Iran’s Parchin military complex near the capital Tehran killed engineer Ehsan Ghadbeigi and injured another employee. 

A few days earlier, Iranian government and IRGC media confirmed the death of Colonel Ali Esmailzadeh also from the Quds Force, saying he died “in an incident in recent days” at his home without mentioning any details after Iran International quoted sources in Iran as saying that the IRGC killed him over suspicions of espionage

He was a close colleague of Colonel Hassan Sayyad-Khodaei, the acting commander of the elite Qods Unit 840, who was earlier shot dead behind the wheel of his car outside his home in Tehran on May 22. The sources said that the IRGC became suspicious that Esmailzadeh divulged information about his colleague and decided to eliminate him. 

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