“Timothy Hampton, 47, a scientist involved in monitoring nuclear activity was found dead last week at the bottom of a stairwell in Vienna.”
…”His body was discovered [Oct.20] Tuesday at about 8pm. Friends said it was usual for him to work late into the night. His widow, a weapons inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was working in Japan when her husband died.”…”[A] source added that he ‘was not the suicide type’.”
“The IAEA..is based in the building next to CTBTO [Hampton’s office bdlg.] in Vienna. Under a year ago, an American died at the IAEA in strikingly similar circumstances, his body being found at the bottom of a stairwell…an investigation into that case continues, though Austrian police have concluded it was a suicide”…
…”If Iran withdraws from the treaty, its nuclear program would no longer be subject to oversight by the U.N. nuclear agency. That in turn would be a significant blow to efforts to ensure that no enriched uranium is diverted from use as fuel to warhead development.
The lawmaker’s threat came a day after the board of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency passed a resolution demanding Tehran immediately stop building its newly revealed nuclear facility near the holy city of Qom and freeze uranium enrichment”…