Reports Claim: Iranian Nuclear Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Assassinated Near Tehran

Published November 27th, 2020 - 02:29 GMT
Iranian nuclear scientist is 'assassinated near Tehran',Iranian reports claim. (Twitter)
Iranian nuclear scientist is 'assassinated near Tehran',Iranian reports claim. (Twitter)

A nuclear scientist dubbed 'father of the Iranian bomb' has been assassinated, state-run media reports.

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi - a professor of physics and former officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard - was the target of a 'terrorist operation' near Tehran, reports claim.

Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi was named in UN sanctions resolutions because of his work on suspected nuclear weapons development.

He has been named 'Iran’s nuclear Qassem Soleimani'.

Soleimani, a major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was assasinated in a US drone strike in January this year. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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