Call D for Dadashnejad

Redline doesn't hanker too much for the past. Sure I have a thing for David Bowie and think the return of Prince is long overdue.


But generally I look to the future. That said there is something about the historical work of SPND (سازمان پژوهش و نوآوری دفاعی) and IAEA that keeps clawing me back.

Without harping on about it, we're still interested in the bridgewire detonators henceforth and forever to be known as EBDs, and the lack of candidates for the IAEA to talk to about Iran's nuclear weapons program.


Of course the IAEA could call on Iran's atomic weapons guru Moshen Fakrizadeh (محسن فخری زاده) to make an account of the SPND's activity. But we suspect he might be reluctant to take the call. And we doubt his testimony will be reliable. However, as Redline is ever eager to help the IAEA and Iran in a moment of crisis, I have done some digging and, like an 1840s prospector, have struck gold.


You'll recall the late Darioush Rezaeinejad (داریوش رضائی نژاد) whose work on explosive switches would have made him a prime candidate for a friendly IAEA interview. Well he had a partner, Mojtaba Dadashnejad (مجتبی دادش نژاد). Given the openness of Iran's nuclear program (according to Foriegn Minister Mohammad Javad ZARIF)(محمد جواد ظریف) , I'm sure he'd be ready, willing and able to take the stand.

A quick search shows why Dadashnejad should be interviewed. He's been widely reported as Rezaienejad's co-author on an infamous research paper on spark gap technology, which has obvious nuclear weapon explosive system applications. Everything I've seen leads me to believe that Dadashnejad would be just as useful an interlocutor on Iran's nuclear-relevant explosive system research as Darioush Rezaienejad.

Fortunately for the IAEA, Dadashnejad should also be fairly easy to get in touch with. Google Dadashnejad's name and you'll see that he is apparently now seeking buyers for solar devices- interesting career choice, but surely a much safer one than working on detonators for nuclear weapons.

Perhaps the IAEA could send Dadashnejad an email to talk about Fakrhizadeh's interest in EBWs. Shouldn't be too hard, should it?

But why stop there. As long-term REDLINE reader's know, Dadashnejad has already featured on these pages as a member of the super special (well in my eyes) MetFaz grouping within SPND. I'd bet they'd also know more about the detonators. Of course being a top secret group within a top secret organisation you'd expect them to be difficult to find. Luckily Redline has a few people the IAEA might like to seek out

We're sure one of the above might want to talk. Right. Well IAEA its over to you.

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