Leader of Iran's military nuclear program assassinated in Tehran

 Washington Examiner:

Mohsen Fahrizade, a top architect behind Iran's military nuclear program, was reportedly assassinated in Tehran.

Iranian media reports have claimed the death, but there has been no official confirmation. However, Iran's nuclear agency denied there had been any incidents involving one of its scientists, according to Middle East Eye.

"The assassination of nuclear scientists is the most obvious violent confrontation of the imperialist system to prevent us from gaining access to modern science," Hossein Salami, head of Iran's Republican Guards, tweeted.


The report comes amid rising tensions as Iran waits for President Trump's exit from the White House.

Earlier this month, the New York Times reported the president had met with senior advisers to discuss options on possibly taking action against Iran's main nuclear site.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also recently toured Middle Eastern countries viewed as Iranian adversaries. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was alongside Pompeo in Saudi Arabia to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

In a 2018 presentation, Netanyahu alluded to Fakhrizadeh when revealing Iran's secret nuclear program, reports Fox News' Jennifer Griffin.

"Remember his name," Netanyahu said at the time.


I suspect the Israelis are taking care of business while Trump is still in office.  Biden has threatened to get back into Obama's terrible nuclear deal with Iran.


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