IRAN: Top ranking nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated in Absard, a small city located in east of Tehran, Iran.
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to twitter and said:
Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators Iran calls on int’l community—and especially EU—to end their shameful double standards & condemn this act of state terror.
Javed Zarif in his tweet also indicated the role of Israel in the assassination of the scientist.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is a well known and eminent Iranian nuclear scientist in the country. He was an expert in missile production and had also been member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard
Armed Terrorists Attacked his Vehicle
According to Iran Defence Ministry Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was attacked in his vehicle. There was a clash between the terrorist and his body guard and Fakhrizadeh was severely injured and taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
The local media has reported the attackers opened fire on Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in his car. Earlier a car explosion in Absard town was also reported by Fars news agency. According to witnesses three to four terrorist were killed.
Iran government however has congratulated the nuclear scientist for his martyrdom.