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Iranian Bioweapon Researcher Dies Suspiciously

A US-based Iranian doctor working to discover an antitoxin therapy for biological weapons has purportedly died a "suspicious death."

Dr. Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi
Dr. Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi, who changed his name to Noah Mckay after a jail term, has reportedly died a suspicious death in the US.

(TEHRAN) - One of the leading bioweapon researchers and a regular keynote speaker at international conferences, Dr. Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi died on Saturday in what his doctors described as a "suspicious death".

Media reports have linked Dr. Talebzadeh Ordoubadi's mysterious death to his notable accomplishments in discovering an antitoxin treatment for bioweapons.

The use of biological and chemical weapons -- which is considered illegal under The Hague convention on rules of warfare -- is feared by many experts more than the use of nuclear weapons.

Biological weapons can kill, incapacitate, or seriously impede an individual as well as entire cities or places where they are used.

While there are antibiotic and penicillin treatments for different types of bioweapons, some of them such as Botulism and Ricin still remain without any antitoxin or vaccine to cure those subjected to the poisonous weapon.

According to Tabnak, Dr. Talebzadeh's achievements in finding a cure to bioweapons had made him the target of various accusations from the government of the United States -- one of the possessors of biological weapons -- since 1992.

In 2000, the Iranian doctor was sentenced to 35 months in prison on charges of health care and mail fraud under the new HIPAA regulations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).

His jail sentence, which prompted him to change his name to Noah McKay, came after years of government attempts to level various accusations against him.

The charges, which were never substantiated, proven or confirmed, included "money laundering, funding Middle Eastern terrorists, and connections to the Russian mafia in Seattle".

While serving in the federal prison camp in Sheridan, Oregon, he told one of his lawyers "my life is in danger and I should change my name and request transfer to another prison."

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j February 17, 2009 10:12 pm (Pacific time)

Isn't great to have a right-wing Government? Not like the left-wing US, holding hands with Terrorists and apologize on Arab National TV. Sameful

Foobar February 17, 2009 7:20 pm (Pacific time)

Is Dr Ordoubadi a victim of this new Israeli policy? ... "An intelligence source in the Middle East has told... Reuters the Israeli campaign includes sending letter... bombs or anthrax-tainted mail to scientists involved... in Iran’s nuclear programme and sabotaging related... infrastructure. European countries and the United ... States are also part of the cloak-and-dagger war, ... the source said." Source:

ChrisJones February 17, 2009 2:11 pm (Pacific time)

Perhaps this incident is related to this in some way--Israel engaged in covert war inside Iran: report--By Luke Baker LONDON (Reuters) - Israel is involved in a covert war of sabotage inside Iran to try to delay Tehran's alleged attempts to develop a nuclear weapon, a British newspaper said on Tuesday, quoting a former CIA agent and intelligence experts. An intelligence source in the Middle East told Reuters last year Israel planned to target Iranian nuclear scientists with letter bombs and poisoned packages and had set off explosions in Iran. Analysts offered similar accounts and said such tactics would be credible, but no confirmation has been available. Some analysts caution that reports of such a "dirty war" may form part of a psychological warfare campaign to unsettle Iran...cont'd @

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