Tehran Claims ‘Serious Evidence’ Points to Israeli Complicity in Killing of Top Iranian Scientist

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top Iranian scientist and the man deemed to be one of the developers of Iran’s nuclear programme, was assassinated outside Tehran on 27 November, with the Islamic Republic pointing the finger of blame at israel and vowing to avenge his death although Tel Aviv has never confirmed the accusations.

Iran’s Minister of Defense has revealed that there is “serious evidence” allegedly pointing to the “direct involvement” of israel in the November 2020 assassination of leading Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iranian media outlets have reported.

Brigadier-General Amir Hatami addressed a letter to fellow defence ministers in more than 60 countries on Wednesday, highlighting that Dr Fakhrizadeh, Deputy Minister of Defense and Head of the Research and Innovation Organization of the Ministry of Defense of Iran, had been yet another victim in the ‘targeted killings’ of Iranian scientists ostensibly by Israel’s espionage services.

As he praised the major scientific achievements and research projects conducted by Fakhrizadeh, Hatami was cited as urging the need for setting aside double standards in the international approach towards state terrorism.

The defense minister also warned that Iran reserves the right to retaliate to the assassination, as he deplored the ‘muted’ global response to “this inhuman, illegitimate and criminal act”.

He voiced the opinion that further silence regarding the assassination would only serve to fuel global…

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