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Former Nuclear Negotiator Is Arrested In Iran

Via those champions of proliferation at the Associated Press:

Iran arrests former nuclear negotiator

By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran – A former Iranian nuclear negotiator was arrested on an unspecified security charge, the state news agency reported Wednesday, as the country’s hardline president said Iran would not retreat “even an iota” from its pursuit of nuclear technology.

Citing an “unofficial informed source,” IRNA said that Hossein Mousavian was arrested in Tehran on Monday. He was a member of the Iranian nuclear negotiator team until 2005, and also served as Iran’s ambassador to Germany in late 1990s and early 2000s.

Mousavian was also known as a close ally of former influential President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, defeated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the 2005 elections. Ahmadinejad replaced the complete Iranian negotiating team, including Mousavian, when he assumed power two years ago.

There was no official word on what the specific charge against Mousavian entailed. Usually, such charges in Iran range from violating national interests, state security interests, to treason, and carry up to life imprisonment. The cases are heard before Iran’s Revolutionary Courts….

Maybe Mr. Mousavian didn’t lie sufficiently.

Though that’s pretty hard to believe.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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