U.S. intelligence agencies accuse Israel of killing Iranian physicist Mohsen Fahrizade, one of Iran’s nuclear program creators.
According to the newspaper, one U.S. official and two members of intelligence agencies claim that Israel is behind the attack on the scientist.
However, it is not known whether the United States could have been aware of the operation in advance. The White House and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) refused to comment on this issue.
Iran blames Israel for the killing of a physicist. This statement was made earlier on November 28 by the head of state Hassan Rowhani. He promised that this crime will not affect the development of nuclear industry in the country.
Also Iran’s postpresentative to the UN Majid Taht Ravanchi warned Israel and the U.S. against “adventures” after the murder of Fakhrizade. The diplomat in an address to the UN Secretary General noted that Iran reserves the right to take all necessary measures “to protect its people and its interests”.
The Israeli trace in the murder of Fakhrizade had previously been announced by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. He accused Western countries of double standards and called on the international community to condemn this crime.
It became known that Fakhrizade was the victim of a terrorist attack in the village of Absard near the Iranian capital on November 27. It was noted that first a suicide bombing occurred on the site, and then the scientist’s car was fired at by other attackers. Several people were killed in the attack. Fakhrizad’s relatives may also have been involved.