A report in The New York Times earlier cited three US officials as claiming that israel was behind the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in an attack near Iran’s capital Tehran on Friday. In the wake of the killing, Iran has said here were “serious indications of Israeli responsibility.
The Friday killing of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who headed the Iranian Defence Ministry’s Organisation of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), could be part of a plan by the US and israel to put a spoke in the wheel of a projected Biden administration, writes Axios.
The report claims the attack on the high-profile physicist may be perceived as part an effort by the Donald Trump administration and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu government to use the time left until projected President-elect Democrat Joe Biden assumes office to exert more pressure on Iran.
The ramping up of tension with the Islamic Republic ahead of 20 January, when the winner of the 2020 US presidential election is inaugurated, coupled with potentially more concerted actions against Iran by the US and its ally, Israel, would be expected as rendering it much harder for a potential Biden administration to reengage with Tehran on the nuclear deal issue, writes the outlet.
The Biden campaign had hinted that their candidate may seek to rejoin or “renegotiate” the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran if he were to win.
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