Abdul Rasul (Iraqi scientist)

Abdul Rasul was an Iraqi nuclear engineer and a nuclear scientist. He was the central figure in Iraq's nuclear weapon program and is considered a nuclear weapon technologist. He was the head of Iraq's nuclear program from 1973 until 1981. He was heavily involved in France-Iraq nuclear cooperation deal. During his visit to France, he was poisoned at a Paris lunch by Mossad and died in 1981. Tzipi Livni, Israel's prominent and powerful politician is believed to be involved in his murder. He worked at Osirak, which was a nuclear reactor site reportedly involved in the development of nuclear weapons.

Abdul Rahman Saleh Rasul
Citizenship Iraq
Known forHead of the Iraq's Nuclear Program
Scientific career
FieldsNuclear Engineering
InstitutionsOsirak Nuclear Reactors


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