Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Iran scientist 'killed by remote-controlled weapon'

Sun Online Desk

1st December, 2020 11:37:37 printer

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Iran scientist 'killed by remote-controlled weapon'

Iran believes Israel and an exiled opposition group used a remote-control weapon to shoot dead top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Friday.

Security chief Ali Shamkhani said the attackers had "used electronic equipment" when Fakhrizadeh's car was fired on east of the capital Tehran.

He was speaking at the funeral of the scientist Israel accused of secretly helping to develop nuclear weapons.

Israel has not publicly commented on the allegations of its involvement, BBC reported.

In the early 2000s, Fakhrizadeh played a crucial role in Iran's nuclear programme but the government insists its nuclear activities are entirely peaceful, BBC reported.

It has been subjected to crippling Western sanctions aimed at preventing it from developing nuclear weapons.


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