Almost all of Western media have referred to today's victim as a nuclear scientist. In fact the victim, Mustafa Ahmadi Roshan was a 32 year old with a degree in Chemical Engineering. The official Iranian media said he was a deputy manager at the Commerce Department in Natanz nuclear site. Almost immediately a 32 year old with a degree in Chemical Engineering became a nuclear scientist in the Western media headlines.
The assassination took place near one of the main buildings of the Intelligence Ministry, i.e in a zone where there is even further extra security.
If you only stop anywhere near the building protected by high walls, you will be surrounded by plain clothes agents. Yet once again assassins on motor bikes in broad daylight and in middle of the rush hour traffic can blow up a car and not even be chased or apprehended.
Once again no CCTV footage is made available. There are no calls for witnesses to come forward and give descriptions of the assassins. Reason would demand that the area is cordoned off and a detailed investigation be carried out. Instead the blown up car is quickly toed away and the crime scene is almost immediately cleared up. One witness who works near the spot where the assassination happened heard the explosion and was intrigued that there was a heavy police presence there just before 8:30 am when the assassination took place.
At the end of the day, there are only two possibilities. Either this assassination was again a home grown assassination, with a variety of possible reasons for why Mustafa Ahmadi Roshan was the target. May be the victim was punished for approaching IAEA with information or may be he was responsible for buying faulty parts, who knows? Or it was the work of the Israelis and other agencies who are trying to stop IRI's nuclear program through covert actions, , as the Western media suggests. In which case it proves, the IRI Intelligence Ministry who claim they can read everyone's emails and have an omnipotent presence everywhere and quickly stifle any dissent are in fact completely incompetent and unable to provide protection for Iran's citizens.