by Smitha S

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh ,Iran’s topmost nuclear scientist linked to its military and nuclear program was assassinated on Friday near the capital Tehran as per the Iranian State television reports. Confirming the news,Iran’s Defence Ministry said the martyr was the Head of its nuclear weapons program. The news was widely reported by the Iranian media later saying,”This Friday afternoon,armed terrorist elements attacked a car carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Ministry of Defense’s Research and Innovation Organization. During the clash between his security team and the terrorists ,Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was seriously injured and taken to hospital.

Unfortunately the medical term could not resuscitate him,and this manager as well as scientist,who after years of effort and struggle achieved a high degree of martyrdom. However there was no clarity to whether the attackers escaped or not as no group has claimed the crime responsibility for the attack till now. Fakhrizadeh had been leading Iran;s so-called “AMAD” or “HOPE” program. But Israel and the west hace alleged it was a military operation looking at the possibility of building a nuclear weapon in Iran.The international Atomic Energy Agency claims that the “AMAD” had ended in early 2000s’ and its inspectors were now monitoring Iranian nuclear sites thats all.


However Iranian media widely reported the interest that Israeli  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,had previously shown interest in Fakhrizadeh.Israel had long been suspected of carrying out a series of targeted killings of Iranian nuclear scientists nearly a decade ago,in a mission to diffuse Iran’s nuclear program. But it made no comment on this matter whatsoever.


Israel had removed a vast archive of Iran’s own material detailing with its nuclear weapons program from a warehouse earlier. Then Benjamin Netanyahu had said” Remember that name,Fakhrizadeh.” it has to be noted that the PM of Israel had named Fakhrizadeh as the director of the nuclear weapon project.


The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran,Javad Zarif,issued a statement in which he said,”Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian Scientist today. This cowardice -with serious indications of Israeli role, shows desperate warmongering of criminals. Iran calls on the International community-and especially the EU-to end their shameful double standards and condemn this act of state terror.”






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