“Whoever carried out the hit, it is all but certain that Trump gave it the nod”

Why this Iranian assassination is all about Trump
by Jake Wallis Simons
November 27, 2020

The news that Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen ‘father of the bomb’ Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, met his end in a hail of bullets near Tehran today comes as no surprise. As with so many things these past four years, this is all about Trump…Trump has always made as many enemies as friends. Some would say more so. But when it comes to the Middle East, even people who naturally dislike him confess a sense of dread at the impending Biden years. I count myself among them. To understand why, let’s rewind to the summer of 2016, when the Syrian war was at its height.One afternoon, while I was on a story in Paris, I received a phone call from an Iranian dissident who wanted to pass me details of a covert Revolutionary Guards’ headquarters in Damascus. READ MORE

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