Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency was involved in the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizada in November last year. The Jewish Chronicle reports that Mossad agents killed Mohsin Fakhrizada with a one-gun smuggled in various pieces. The report quoted intelligence sources as saying that about 20 Mossad agents, including Israelis and Iranians, attacked and killed the Iranian nuclear scientist after about eight months of surveillance. Al Jazeera says the report, published in a London newspaper on Wednesday, could not be immediately confirmed. On Monday, however, Iran’s intelligence minister told state television that an employee of Iran’s armed forces was involved in the killings. According to Iranian media, Fakhrizada died in hospital on November 27 after the attack. Shortly after the attack, Iran blamed Israel. An Israeli government spokesman said on Wednesday that he had not commented on the report.
An investigation report has been published in the foreign media regarding the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizada Mahabadi, in which the details of the incident and some revelations have come to light.
Fakhrizadeh, an officer in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was a professor of physics at the Imam Hussein University in Tehran and a highly skilled nuclear scientist, and was killed on November 27, 2020, in a remote-controlled attack in the city of Absard, Tehran.
Foreign media quoted a report in the British newspaper Joyce Chronicle as saying that a tonne of weapons was used in the operation to assassinate Fakhrizada, which was divided into several parts and smuggled to Iran through the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. went.
The British newspaper writes that Mohsen Fakhrizada was rehearsed for 8 months after which a group of more than 20 alleged Israeli and Iranian agents ambushed the Iranian scientist to death.
Iranian media reported that gunmen opened fire on 62-year-old Fakhrizada’s car, killing him in hospital. Shortly after the martyrdom of its nuclear scientist, Iran blamed Israel for the operation. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet that there was evidence that Israel had a role in the operation.
The Western world has long suspected that Fakhrizada was the mastermind of Iran’s secret nuclear program.
According to the British newspaper, Iran estimates that it will take 6 years for Fakhrizada’s replacement to become available. It is also claimed that since Fakhrizada’s death, the time required for Iran to develop a nuclear bomb has increased from three and a half months to two years.
The report said Mossad had installed automatic weapons in a small pickup truck. The remote-controlled weapon was heavy because it contained a bomb that destroyed evidence after the assassination. Israel carried out the attack alone without US intervention, but US officials were aware of it in advance.
Violating the limits set in the nuclear deal with world powers, Iran has recently started producing uranium, on which Russia and France have urged Iran to show restraint.
According to the AFP news agency, the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna has reported that Iran has started producing uranium in violation of the agreement reached with the world powers in 2015, the agreement was signed in 2018 by the former US. It was canceled by President Donald Trump.
The issue comes at a time when the time is running out for the new US president, Joe Biden’s administration, to avoid ending the deal.
In this regard, Iran’s ally Russia expressed sympathy with Tehran.
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency that “we understand the logic of the actions and reasons that led to Iran’s move, but also to show restraint and a responsible approach.” It is necessary.
France has warned Iran of escalating tensions with the West, where it hopes Biden will help resolve the issue.
The French Foreign Ministry said the political space needed to be secured in order to resolve the dispute through negotiations.
“In this regard, we urge Iran not to take any new steps that could worsen the situation on the nuclear front, as the situation is already very serious due to Iran’s violations of the Vienna Convention,” the Foreign Ministry said. Has done
The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency said it had confirmed the production of 3.6 grams of uranium at a plant in Iran.
It should be noted that Iran had reached agreements with the United States, China, Russia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom to prevent Iran from building an atomic bomb and to impose sanctions on Iran for 15 years under the ban on plutonium or uranium Is prohibited.