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Sahimi: “Iran has been accused of helping Hezbollah and Hamas for many years. And, of course, there is no question that Iran has been providing aid to both Hezbollah and Hamas, but Iran has never been accused of sharing its conventional weapon technology with either Hamas or Hezbollah.”

Muhammad Sahimi

Muhammad Sahimi is the NIOC Chair in petroleum engineering and professor of chemical engineering & materials science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In addition to his scientific research, which has resulted in over 270 published papers and five books, Muhammad has written extensively on Iran's political development and its nuclear program. In particular, Muhammad has concentrated on the legal and technical aspects of the dispute between Iran and the Western powers regarding Iran's nuclear energy program. He is a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, an organization dedicated to making the public aware of the dangers of weapons of mass destruction, as well as polluting the environment.