Iranian Scientist Linked To Military Nuclear Program Killed In Tehran

Iranian top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated in Damavand, east of Tehran  on Friday, according to Iranian state media citing the country’s defense ministry.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif condemned the killing of eminent Iranian scientist, calling it an “act of state terror.”

“Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

According to Israeli government, killed Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was the driving force behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Israel declined to immediately comment on the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once called out in a news conference saying- “Remember that name.”

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