TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accused Israel of killing senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizada, saying Iran would retaliate in a timely manner instead of hastily.
In his address to the nation, President Hassan Rouhani accused Israel of involvement in the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizada and said that the assassination of Fakhrizada shows the frustration of our enemies and the depth of their hatred, his martyrdom does not slow down our achievements. Will do.
Hassan Rouhani said that the enemies of Iran should know that the Iranian people and officials know how to respond to a criminal act.
He added that the killing would not affect Iran’s nuclear program.
In addition, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has called for the perpetrators of the incident to be punished severely, and for Mohsen Fakhrizada’s work to continue.
No statement was issued by Israel on the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizada, but the New York Times quoted three US officials as saying that Israel had a hand in the attack.
Israel, on the other hand, has placed its embassies around the world on high alert following the incident.
It should be noted that the founder of Iran’s nuclear program, scientist Mohsen Fakhrizada, was shot dead in Tehran yesterday.
According to a foreign news agency, armed men attacked the car of an Iranian scientist in Damavand area of Tehran, the capital of Iran. The attackers blew up and opened fire near his car, as a result of which scientist Mohsen Fakhri was seriously injured. He was shifted to hospital but could not recover.
According to reports, there was a fierce exchange of fire between the security guards and the attackers while the injured are undergoing treatment at the hospital.
According to the Iranian Ministry of Defense, 3 to 4 terrorists were also killed in the retaliatory firing.
Who was Mohsin Fakhri?
Mohsen Fakhrizada was the head of the research and innovation organization at Iran’s Ministry of Defense and was one of Iran’s most senior nuclear scientists, one of the founders of Iran’s nuclear program.
Mohsen Fakhrizada was a professor of physics at Imam Hussein University in Tehran, while also being an officer in the Revolutionary Guards.
It should be noted that 4 Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed between 2010 and 2012, while in May 2018, the Israeli Prime Minister had specifically mentioned Mohsen Fakhri on Iran’s nuclear program