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Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated

Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country's defence ministry has confirmed.
Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand county.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has condemned the killing "as an act of state terror".

Western intelligence agencies view Fakhrizadeh as being behind Iran's covert nuclear weapons programme.

"If Iran ever chose to weaponise (enrichment), Fakhrizadeh would be known as the father of the Iranian bomb," one Western diplomat told Reuters news agency in 2014.

News of the killing comes amid fresh concern about the increased amount of enriched uranium that Iran is producing. Enriched uranium is a vital component for both civil nuclear power generation and military nuclear weapons.
Comments

Yah Oh 53 days ago
Dear Oh Ya,

This is not America work. American’s do not know to do such a clean job. American will bomb the whole city, will kill 100 civilians, and the target will run away alive. Israeli use intelligence wiser: they kill only who risk their life and no innocent civilians.
Oh ya 53 days ago
Israel or the US or both likely have their hands in this

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