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US News Iran reflects on retaliation after murdering one of its nuclear physicists

20:45  29 november  2020
20:45  29 november  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Iran has vowed retaliation after the architect of its nuclear programme was assassinated on a highway near Tehran, in a major He accused Iran at the time of hiding and expanding its nuclear weapons knowhow, saying that Israeli intelligence had obtained a half-tonne cache of nuclear archive

Iran 's president has said the country would retaliate over the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the country's most senior nuclear scientist You might also like. British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert released after years jailed in Iran . US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters.

Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed on Friday in a car bomb attack followed by a shooting attack on his car. An attack that Tehran attributes to Israel

Des personnes se recueillent devant le cercueil du physicien nucléaire Mohsen Fakhrizadeh au sanctuaire de Fatima Masumeh à Qom. © AFP People gather in front of the coffin of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh at the Shrine of Fatima Masumeh in Qom. TENSIONS - Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian nuclear physicist, was killed on Friday in a car bomb attack followed by a shooting at his car. Tehran blames Israel

Tehran on Sunday reflects on how to respond to the Israeli-blamed assassination of a prominent Iranian nuclear physicist, to whom authorities pay special religious tribute ahead of his burial on Monday.

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Iran 's supreme leader promised on Saturday to retaliate for the killing of the Islamic Republic's top nuclear scientist, raising the threat of a new confrontation with the West and Israel in the remaining weeks of Donald Trump's presidency. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to continue the work of Mohsen

Parliamentarians in Iran have called for an end to the application of the additional protocol and restrictions on the activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the country after the murder of nuclear As a result of the incident, one of the scientist’s guards was injured four times.

In Parliament, the deputies unanimously signed an appeal to avenge the scientist. In a statement, they also called for the passage of a law by which Iran would cease allowing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect its nuclear facilities. In Iran, however, it is the Supreme National Security Council that has the upper hand over decisions on the nuclear issue.

A scientist in charge of "atomic defense"

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed Friday in a car bomb attack followed by a shooting against his car, according to the Iranian defense ministry, which presented the victim as the chief of its research and innovation department, responsible in particular for "atomic defense".

Israel presented him as the head of an military nuclear program , a secret that Tehran has always denied.

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After a special ceremony in two of the main Shiite holy places of Iran (in Mashhad, in the North-East, and Qom, in the Center), his remains were to pass through the mausoleum of Imam-Khomeini, in Tehran, for a new tribute. According to state television, the funeral is scheduled for Monday at Qom .

Iran accuses Israel ...

Iran has accused Israel of being behind Fakhrizadeh's death. President Hassan Rouhani asserted that the Jewish state was thus seeking to sow "chaos" and promised a "timely" response. But he also warned that Iran would not fall into the "trap" he claimed was set by Israel.


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This international pact offers Tehran relief from international sanctions in exchange for guarantees, verified by the IAEA, intended to attest to the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear program.

Joe Biden determined to calm tensions?

US President Donald Trump, who made Iran his bête noire , unilaterally pulled his country out of the deal in 2018, three years after the pact was signed in Vienna that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , did not stop fighting.

Sanctions imposed or reimposed by Washington have plunged the Iranian economy into a deep recession and prompted Iran to suspend application of most of its commitments, but not access granted to IAEA inspectors.

Joe Biden has said he wants to bring the United States back into the Vienna Accord. But he will have little time between taking office (January 20) and the Iranian presidential election (June 18), for which the conservatives are favorites after their landslide victory in the February legislative elections at the expense of the alliance of moderates and reformers. supporting Hassan Rohani.

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Iranian ultra-conservatives make their voices heard

On Sunday morning, the Speaker of Parliament, Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, pleaded for "a strong reaction" capable of ensuring "deterrence" and "revenge". A communiqué signed by all the deputies judges that "the best response" to the acts of "terrorism and sabotage" of Israel, the United States and their allies, is to "revive the glorious nuclear industry of Iran" by ceasing to apply the IAEA additional protocol.

The IAEA in the crosshairs

Under the terms of the Vienna Agreement, Tehran has agreed to comply with the requirements of this document providing for unrestricted access for IAEA inspectors to its nuclear facilities, even before its ratification by Parliament .

Since Friday, the most ultra-conservative Iranians have been shouting haro at Agency inspectors. "We will not only ban their visits, but also their talks with experts or scientists," MP Mahmoud Nabavian told the Tasnim agency.

According to him, Fakhrizadeh could have been "identified" by "the enemy", either by "intelligence work", or by "interviews" that he could have given to the IAEA, and we must "cut all the ways "allowing Iranian scientists to be targeted.

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© Provided by Le Point Ripost immediately by further abusing a dying Iranian nuclear deal, or wait? There was heated political debate in Tehran over how to respond to the assassination attributed to Israel of a prominent Iranian nuclear physicist, whose funeral is being held Monday. In Parliament, the deputies unanimously signed an appeal to avenge the scientist.

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