The leader of Iran’s secret military program has been shot and killed in Northern Iran. This is a major blow to Iran, and they have already said they will retaliate. An Iranian military commander said Iran would strike back against the killers of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
According to reports in Iran, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in Damavand, east of Tehran, when he was ambushed. A state reporter said, “apparently an explosion, followed by shootings… Three or four other people have also been killed.”
He was wanted for many years by Mossad.
He was head of the secretive SPND organization where Iranian nuclear weapons scientists carry out R & D activities. Importantly, these activities continued during the Iran nuclear deal. They continue today.
Israeli PM Netanyahu even called out Fakhrizadeh on continuing work on iranian nuclear weapons:
PM Netanyahu: "Remember that name — Fakhrizadeh." pic.twitter.com/OSSpyGE67o
— Mike (@Doranimated) November 27, 2020
Today’s killing of Fakhrizadeh will most likely provoke a strong response by Iran because he was seen as the force behind its nuclear weapons program.
President Trump retweeted the tweet below:
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated in Damavand, east of Tehran according to reports in Iran. He was head of Iran’s secret military program and wanted for many years by Mossad. His death is a major psychological and professional blow for Iran.
— Yossi Melman (@yossi_melman) November 27, 2020