TIMES OF ISRAEL
Alleged head of Iran’s nuclear weapons program is assassinated near Tehran
by Staff and Agencies
November 27, 2020
The alleged head of Iran’s nuclear weapons program was assassinated Friday near the capital Tehran, Iran’s defense ministry said. The ministry confirmed the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a professor of physics and an officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, after it was widely reported in Iranian media. “This Friday afternoon, armed terrorist elements attacked a car carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Ministry of Defense’s Research and Innovation Organization,” it said. “During the clash between his security team and the terrorists, Mr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was seriously injured and taken to hospital. READ MORE
ISRAEL HAYOM ‘Death of nuclear program chief won’t stop Iran,’ supreme leader vows Iran has blamed Israel for the assassination, threatening “significant retaliation. “Once again, the wicked hands of the global arrogance, with the usurper Zionist regime as the mercenary, were stained with the blood of a son of this nation,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement on Saturday. Iran generally uses the term “global arrogance” to refer to the United States.