By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
TEHRAN (Worthy News) – Iran has announced the deaths of two military aerospace workers, the latest in a series of mysterious deaths in the strict Islamic nation underscoring mounting internal turmoil.
On Sunday, the feared Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) confirmed the death of Ali Kamani, a member of the Air and Space Forces operating in Marquasi province. Kamani was killed in a “car accident” during “a mission” in the western city of Khomeini, which is about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southwest of Tehran, the capital.
Mohammad Abdous, another member of the IRGC Aerospace Forces, also died “while on a mission” as he was working in the Northern Semnan province, officials said.
It was not immediately clear what missions the two men performed and their roles in the Air Force.
Their deaths came days after the mysterious death of Iranian aerospace scientist Ayub Entesari, who was killed or died of a foodborne illness, several sources said.
It was also in recent days that Iranian scientist Kamran Molapur, who worked at the Natanz nuclear facility, was killed. However, his death was not confirmed.
It comes at a time of concerns in nearby Israel and the United States about Iran’s potential capabilities for a nuclear weapon and internal pressure on the Islamic leadership.
Ongoing Western sanctions impacting the economy and calls for more freedoms have added to tensions in the country.
The country’s leadership responded by cracking down on moderate Muslims calling for reforms and other groups, including Christians.
Especially devoted Christian converts of Muslim background face difficulties and, in several cases, detentions, Worthy News learned.
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