TEHRAN: Gunmen, using explosives and machine gun fires, today in Absard a small city of Damavand County, near here, assassinated Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, senior most nuclear scientist, that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic of Iran’s military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s.
Taking to the Twitter Foreign Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif informed: “Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice – with serious indications of Israeli role – shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators. Iran calls on international community – and especially EU – to end their shameful double standards and condemn this act of state terror.”
According to details Fakhrizadeh and his wounded bodyguards were sent to nearby medical facility immediately after the attack but he succumbed to injuries sustained in the assault.
“Unfortunately, the medical team did not succeed in reviving, and a few minutes ago, this manager and scientist achieved the high status of martyrdom after years of effort and struggle,” Irani armed forces stated.
It is pertinent to mention here that he led Iran’s Amad (Hope) project that is reckoned by the West (and Israel) as a military operation looking at the possibility of producing a nuclear weapon in Iran.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi headed Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND).
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