The Iranian army chief, Major General Abdel Rahim Mousavi, said today, Friday, that Iran reserves the right to “take revenge on the enemy” to assassinate the Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizade.
Mousavi added that “the hand of America, the Zionist entity and the MEK stands clearly behind the assassination of the scientist Fakhri Zadeh,” stressing that the assassination of Fakhri Zadeh will not prevent Iran from moving on the path of peaceful progress and development.
An explosion in his car assassinated the Iranian nuclear scientist. Then bullets were fired, and the Iranian “Fars” agency said that the atomic scientist’s escorts clashed with the assassination team. The operation led to the killing of at least two people.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “Israel, the archenemy of Iran, is most likely involved in the killing of Fakhrizadeh.”
The Pentagon declined to comment on the assassination, and an official from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said that “the office does not comment on reports of the attack.”