Scientist assassinated: Iran evokes "sophisticated method" and accuses Mossad
The funeral of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 30 in Tehran.
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The funeral of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, killed on November 27 in a car bomb attack blamed by Tehran on Israel, took place on Monday in the presence of his family and political and military officials.
This Monday, November 30, with a protocol worthy of the greatest "martyrs" of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the authorities paid a last tribute to the scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and promised to continue his work.
In video interviews given to Iranian media in front of the place of the burial of this nuclear physicist, Admiral Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council returned to the circumstances of the attack.
For 20 years, the enemies had sought to assassinate the martyr Fakhrizadeh.
They had not succeeded so far, but this time the sophisticated method used unfortunately resulted in his death,
”the official said, adding that state-of-the-art electronic means had been used to carry out this murder, reports our correspondent in Tehran,
A remote controlled automatic machine gun
The People's Mojahedin, an opposition group in exile, "
must have been involved
", but "
the criminal element in all of this is the Zionist regime and the Mossad
", the Israeli secret service, also claimed Ali Shamkhani.
In the Iranian media some details have leaked out.
the attack was reportedly carried out using a remote-controlled automatic machine gun.
The Fars News Agency understands that the weapon was installed on a Nissan pickup.
The method seems unprecedented, for an assassination reminiscent of others: between 2010 and 2012 four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated.
Their cars gutted by explosive charges are on display in the museum that the Islamic Republic dedicated to its martyrs, in Tehran.
Debate on the answer to be given
One of the senior officials of the Revolutionary Guards, General Hadjizadeh, said the Guards will apply the order given by the Supreme Leader to avenge the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
A debate is underway within the power to know whether to wait until the end of the mandate of US President
or whether to react immediately.
In the meantime, Parliament has accelerated the passage of a law which provides for reducing cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and speeding up the nuclear program.
One of the points of this law provides for enrichment to 20% while under
the nuclear agreement
, Iran had committed to reduce its enrichment to 3.5%.
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