Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahavadi was shot dead near Tehran on Friday in an apparent assassination.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahavadi was head of the research center of new technology in the elite Revolutionary Guards and was considered one of the masterminds of Iran’s nuclear program.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the incident “cowardice” and added that Israel was likely involved in the assassination.
Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators
Iran calls on int'l community—and especially EU—to end their shameful double standards & condemn this act of state terror.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 27, 2020