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World 'We will descend like lightning': Iran's warning after nuclear scientist's assassination

08:50  28 november  2020
08:50  28 november  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

Slain Iran Scientist Was Once Warned by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: 'Remember That Name'

  Slain Iran Scientist Was Once Warned by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: 'Remember That Name' Israel's prime minister discussed Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's alleged involvement in Iran's nuclear development program during a 2018 news conference.The scientist, Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was killed on Friday in what Iran's Ministry of Defense described as an attack by terrorists. Iran has accused Israel of conducting the attack.

Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated (Masoud Alimohammadi, Majid Shahriari, Darioush Rezaeinejad and Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan)

One of Iran ’ s top nuclear scientists — who’ s been accused of leading the Islamic republic’ s atomic-weapons program — was killed Friday in an “ We will descend like lightning on the killers of this oppressed martyr and we will make them regret their actions!” Iran offered no evidence to back up

Iran will avenge the death of an assassinated nuclear scientist "like lightning", an adviser to the country's supreme leader has said.

a man standing in front of a car: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died following the attack in Absard, east of Tehran. Pic: IRIB/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock © Other Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died following the attack in Absard, east of Tehran. Pic: IRIB/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was injured after gunmen fired at his car and he died later in hospital, Iranian state media reported.

Hossein Dehghan, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader and a candidate in the country's election next year, issued a warning to the perpetrators, and appeared to add his voice to claims that Israel carried out the attack.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested Israel was behind the attack © Getty Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested Israel was behind the attack

"In the last days of their gambling ally's political life, the Zionists seek to intensify and increase pressure on Iran to wage a full-blown war," Mr Dehghan wrote, appearing to refer to US President Donald Trump.

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“ Iran would be wise,” Brennan continued, “to wait for the return of responsible American leadership on the global stage & to resist the urge to respond against perceived culprits.” Brennan is referring to Joe Biden taking office in January. The Democrat, who the CIA Director worked under and has been

" We will descend like lightning on the killers of this oppressed martyr and we will make them regret their actions!" " Assassination of Iran ’ s top nuclear scientist echoes previous assassinations by Israel, probably with a US assist."

a bird is sitting on the side of a road: Mr Fakhrizadeh was reportedly in a car when he was shot at by several gunmen © Reuters Mr Fakhrizadeh was reportedly in a car when he was shot at by several gunmen

"We will descend like lightning on the killers of this oppressed martyr and we will make them regret their actions!"

Mr Trump has been a vocal critic of the Iranian nuclear project throughout his presidency, and has been seen to be an ally of Israel, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel has long alleged that Mr Fakhrizadeh had led a military nuclear programme in the early 2000s, but the country declined to comment following the news on Friday.

The country's mission to the United Nations described Fakhrizadeh's work, saying he was overseeing efforts to produce a coronavirus vaccine, and "development of the first indigenous COVID-19 test kit".

Rouhani accuses ‘mercenary’ Israel of killing top Iran scientist

  Rouhani accuses ‘mercenary’ Israel of killing top Iran scientist Iranian president accuses Israel of assassinating high-ranking nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.“Once again, the evil hands of global arrogance were stained with the blood of the mercenary usurper Zionist regime,” President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement, according to the state TV report on Saturday.

Iran ’ s top nuclear scientist , who American and Israeli intelligence have long charged was behind secret The assassination comes at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the Trump Iran commander vows ‘ we will not rest’ until scientist is avenged. Iran ’ s most senior military official

Iran accuses Israel of trying to 'create full-blown war' by assassinating scientist PM Netanyahu named as The assassination came just days after Israel Defense Forces were told to get ready for the US ' We will descend like lightning on the killers of this oppressed martyr and we will make them

a path with trees on the side of the street: A view shows the site of the attack that killed the Iranian scientist © Getty A view shows the site of the attack that killed the Iranian scientist

The attack happened in Absard, a small city just east of the capital Tehran, according to the semi-official Fars news agency, which is believed to be close to the Revolutionary Guard.

State television said a truck with explosives hidden under a pile of wood blew up near a car that was carrying Mr Fakhrizadeh.

As the car stopped, at least five gunmen emerged and shot at the vehicle, the semi-official Tasnim news agency said.

Pictures and videos circulating online showed a Nissan saloon car with bullet holes through the windshield and blood stains on the road.

Those injured in the attack, including the nuclear scientist's bodyguards, were later taken to a local hospital, Tasnim said.

While no group has immediately claimed responsibility of the attack, Iranian media has noted the interest that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had previously shown in the nuclear scientist.

Mr Netanyahu called him out in a news conference in 2018, saying, "Remember that name", in reference to Mr Fakhrizadeh.

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat .
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks. Iran has been threatening to attack Israeli targets since its chief nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated last Friday near Tehran. It accuses Israel, which has been suspected in previous killings of Iranian nuclear scientists, of being behind the shooting. Israel hasIran has been threatening to attack Israeli targets since its chief nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated last Friday near Tehran. It accuses Israel, which has been suspected in previous killings of Iranian nuclear scientists, of being behind the shooting.

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