US blog: Mossad behind Iran blast
US blogger Richard Silverstein said Saturday that Israel was the mastermind behind the blast the killed at least 17 people at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps base near Tehran.In his blog, Tikun Olam, Silverstein quotes an Israeli expert as saying that the Mossad was responsible for the explosion, in collaboration with the Iranian militant opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq."It is widely known within intelligence circles that the Israelis use the MEK for varied acts of espionage and terror ranging from fraudulent Iranian memos alleging work on nuclear trigger devices to assassinations of nuclear scientists and bombings of sensitive military installations," Silverstein said.He attributed an incident similar to Saturday's explosion which occurred
at a different IRGC missile base last year to Mossad sabotage.Brigadier General in Iran's Revolutionary Guards
Killed in Saturday's ExplosionA senior officer in Iran's weapons industry was killed in Saturday's
blast outside Tehran, officials in the country said.The officer, identified as Hassan Tehrani Moqaddam, held a rank parallel to brigadier general in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, the Fars news agency said. He reportedly served as a researcher at a Tehran university and headed the "Jihad Self-Reliance" unit, mostly tasked with developing arms and missiles following the embargo imposed on Iran since 1979.
Tehran claims to have Duqu malware, virus similar to Stuxnet, under control as allegations blaming Israel for mysterious Revolutionary Guard base blast emergeIran said on Sunday it had found a way to "control" the computer malware Duqu, which is similar to Stuxnet virus which in 2010 attacked its nuclear program and infected more than 30,000 computers."The software to control the (Duqu) virus has been developed and made available to organizations and corporations" in Iran, head of civil defense Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali told the official IRNA news agency.