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Israel: Netanyahu introduces slain Fakhrizadeh as Head of Iran's nuclear weapons program in 2018 *ARCHIVE*01:30

Israel: Netanyahu introduces slain Fakhrizadeh as Head of Iran's nuclear weapons program in 2018 *ARCHIVE*

Israel, Tel Aviv
November 27, 2020 at 16:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

"Remember that name, Fakhrizadeh," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of Iranian nuclear physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, back at a conference in Tel Aviv in April 2018. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi died after an attack in Absard, near Tehran, on Friday.

According to local reports, the scientist's car was bombed and hit with small arms fire.

"This work is carried out by SPND, that's an organisation inside Iran's Defence Ministry. And you will not be surprised to hear that SPND is led by the same person that led Project Amad, Dr Fakhrizadeh, and also, not coincidentally, many of SPND's key personnel worked under Fakhrizadeh on Project Amad," Netanyahu said in Tel Aviv during the conference.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Twitter that he believed Israel to have played a 'role' in the attack, while the Israeli military, as well as the Israeli prime minister's office, have refused to comments on reports of the incident.

It is not yet clear if the assailants escaped the scene of the attack or were apprehended.

Israel: Netanyahu introduces slain Fakhrizadeh as Head of Iran's nuclear weapons program in 2018 *ARCHIVE*01:30
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"Remember that name, Fakhrizadeh," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of Iranian nuclear physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, back at a conference in Tel Aviv in April 2018. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi died after an attack in Absard, near Tehran, on Friday.

According to local reports, the scientist's car was bombed and hit with small arms fire.

"This work is carried out by SPND, that's an organisation inside Iran's Defence Ministry. And you will not be surprised to hear that SPND is led by the same person that led Project Amad, Dr Fakhrizadeh, and also, not coincidentally, many of SPND's key personnel worked under Fakhrizadeh on Project Amad," Netanyahu said in Tel Aviv during the conference.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Twitter that he believed Israel to have played a 'role' in the attack, while the Israeli military, as well as the Israeli prime minister's office, have refused to comments on reports of the incident.

It is not yet clear if the assailants escaped the scene of the attack or were apprehended.