[QODLink]
Inside Story
Targeting Iran's nuclear scientists
We discuss whether Iran's nuclear programme is effectively under attack and who is behind it.
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2010 11:08 GMT

Whether Iran's nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes or not, it needs some pretty impressive brains behind it, to make it happen at all.

But targeting Iran's nuclear programme seems to have become about targeting the brains behind it.

Two of the scientists working on Iran's nuclear programme were targeted in twin attacks in Tehran on Monday. One died, the other is injured.
 
It is not the first time it has happened, nor is it the only means with which Iran's nuclear scientists have been targeted.

Is the nuclear programme effectively under attack? Is Israel or the CIA behind it, as Iran claims, or who really stands to benefit? And how will Iran respond?

Joining the programme are Ghanbar Naderi, a journalist and political analyst, Joshua Goodman, the programme director at the Transatlantic Institute, and Ian Black, the Middle East editor at the UK's Guardian newspaper.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Tuesday, November 30, 2010.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.