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February 9th, 2012

228086 Iran Scientist 300x199 MEDIA ALERT: Israel and Iran terror group behind Iran nuclear scientist attacks, say U.S. officials

The home of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahamdi Roshan, who was killed last month.

NEW YORK – An NBC News report says that Israel has partnered with dissident group People’s Mujahedin of Iran to plan attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists.

Analysts available for comment:

Meir Javedanfar is currently the director of the Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Company (MEEPAS), which carries out analysis of sixteen Middle Eastern countries from its offices in Tel Aviv, Israel.


Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Languages: English, Spanish

Reza Aslan is a Middle East analyst for CBS News, and a fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. He is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, and holds degrees in religion from Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa.


Location: Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Languages: Arabic; English

Mark A. Fowler is an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and is a former senior officer of 21 years with the Central Intelligence Agency. He has particular expertise on Iran and Iraq, and speaks Farsi.


Location: McLean, U.S.A.

Languages: English; Farsi

Daniel Levy is Director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation. He is the former special advisor and head of Jerusalem Affairs for Ehud Barak.


Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Languages: English, Hebrew

Alex Vatanka is the U.S. based IHS Jane’s Middle East Senior Analyst. Vatanka specializes on the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is a specialist on Iran, the GCC states, Middle East regional affairs, and U.S. policy in the Middle East.


Location: London, U.K.

Language: English

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