The weapon used within the killing of Iran’s high nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday was made in Israel, Iranian state media claims. Tehran had beforehand accused Israel of being behind the assassination.
The “stays of the weapon” from the positioning of the assault exterior Tehran bear “the emblem and specs of the Israeli navy trade,” an knowledgeable supply instructed Iranian English-language broadcaster, Press-TV.
On Sunday, Iran’s Protection Ministry stated that it “had a lead” on the identification of the perpetrators and promised an official announcement with particulars “quickly.”
High Iranian officers blamed Israel for masterminding Fakhrizadeh’s killing and promised “exhausting revenge.”
Tel-Aviv has denied any involvement, with Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen saying that he didn’t know who was behind the assault. Nonetheless, Cohen confessed that he hadn’t shed a tear over Fakhrizadeh’s loss of life, which, based on him, made the world a safer place. “Anybody who takes an lively half in making a nuclear weapon is a useless man strolling,” he instructed Military Radio.
Israel has been blaming Tehran for years of working in direction of making a nuclear weapon, whereas additionally labeling Fakhrizadeh as the pinnacle of this system. Iran insists that its nuclear developments are solely of a peaceable nature.
Press-TV didn’t specify the kind of weapons used to focus on the scientist, solely saying that the assault concerned “at the least one explosion and machinegun fireplace.”
A number of completely different accounts of the assassination have been circulating in Iranian media. In accordance with one situation, the operation was carried out by a 12-man commando workforce, whereas one other claimed that Fakhrizadeh’s motorcade was attacked with a remote-controlled machine gun from some 150 meters away.
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