Iranian nuclear scientist is ‘assassinated near Tehran’ reports in Iran claim
A nuclear scientist dubbed ‘father of the Iranian bomb’ has been assassinated, state-run media reports.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi – a professor of physics and former officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard – was the target of a ‘terrorist operation’ near Tehran, reports claim.
Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi was named in UN sanctions resolutions because of his work on suspected nuclear weapons development.
He has been named ‘Iran’s nuclear Qassem Soleimani’.
Soleimani, a major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was assasinated in a US drone strike in January this year.
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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi – a nuclear scientist dubbed ‘father of the Iranian bomb’ – has been assassinated, state-run media reports.