www.timeslive.co.za -- Western security agencies are most likely behind the killing of an Iranian scientist in an operation that underlines the complexities of the conflict over Iran's nuclear programme, analysts say. Gunmen shot university lecturer Darioush Rezaie, 35, dead in eastern Teheran on Saturday, the third murder of a scientist since 2009. One was killed by a car bomb detonated remotely. Iran's responses to such incidents looked confused, but in Rezaie's case it was more muddled as the authorities spoke in strikingly different voices from the start. London-based analyst Ghanem Nuseibeh, founder of Cornerstone Global Associates, said: "Assassinations will continue to be a tool used in this covert war. While it's impossible to tell with certainty whether Rezaie was an active nuclear scientist, his death appears to be another episode in that war.
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