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Iran Defence ministry Research and Innovation head assassinated

Iran Defence ministry Research and Innovation head assassinated

Iran Defence ministry Research and Innovation head assassinated in a terrorist attack near Tehran today.

The terrorists ambushed him after Friday prayers but the security team tried to counter them.

Iran Defence ministry Research and Innovation head assassinated

However, during the conflict, the security team protecting Iranian scientists also got injured and transferred to hospital.

According to Iranian official news agency Irna, Iranian Defense Ministry issued a statement.

The ministry condoled with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Iranian nation over the unfair assassination of a committed manager and an expert.

Although the Iran government media has not used the word nuclear scientist for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, international media identified him as head of Iran nuclear program.

Meanwhile, Press TV report identified him as prominent Iranian physicist.

Quoting the Fars news agency, it reported that he had been targeted on Friday in a multi-pronged attack.

At least one explosion and small fire by a number of assailants in Absard city of Damavand County, Tehran Province.

The media office of Iran’s Defense Ministry said Fakhrizadeh, who headed the ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND) severely wounded in the course of clashes between his security team and terrorists.

He succumbed to his wounds in hospital.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the terror attack.

In a statement, he said there were “serious indications” of the Israeli regime’s role in the assassination.

Moreover, he called on the international community, especially the European Union, to end their shameful double standards and condemn this act of state terror.

GTV

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