Iran qualifies as “terrorist attack” the assassination of one of its most eminent scientists, linked to the nuclear program, and points to Israel as the alleged perpetrator.
Tehran accuses Israel of the murder of the scientist, Mohsen Fajrizadeh, pointed out by Israeli intelligence as responsible for an alleged secret nuclear program. Some events that took place on Friday in the vicinity of the Iranian capital.
“The (Mohsen Fajrizadeh) he has been the target of a terrorist operation while traveling in the vicinity of Tehran. A group of his bodyguards, who were accompanying him, tried to protect him from the attack but suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital together with two of his companions. Unfortunately, the efforts of the doctors were in vain, and now he is a martyr “Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami has said.
The Chief of the Army Staff, Mohammad Baghéri, has announced that “a terrible revenge” awaits “terrorist groups and those responsible and perpetrators.”
For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has insisted on his suspicions on social media.
“The terrorists today assassinated an eminent Iranian scientist. His cowardice, with serious indications of Israel’s role, is a desperate display of the bellicosity of the pepetrators. Iran calls on the international community, and especially the European Union, to end its shameful double standards and condemn this act of State terrorism “, has written on Twitter.
It was the Israeli Prime Minister himself, Benjamin Netanyahu, who publicly exposed two years ago, the alleged evidence of the involvement of the murdered scientist in the supposed secret nuclear program.
These types of actions, of which the Iranian government accuses the Israeli intelligence services, are frequent. A decade ago, another Iranian scientist, Majid Shahriari, was killed in a car bomb attack.
A year ago, in Iraq, it was a US drone attack in the vicinity of the Baghdad airport that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, head of the Qods Force of the Guardians of the Revolution.
A few days before US President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the latter assassinated does nothing but weaken any possibility of reversing Donald Trump’s policy in the region, belligerent against Iran.
In fact, Trump pulled the United States out of nuclear deal that Tehran had negotiated with its predecessor, Barack Obama, and reimposed tough sanctions against Iran.