How was Iranian Nuclear Scientist killed in attack? Mohsen Fakhrizadeh | Flash News
Who was Iranian Nuclear Scientist killed in attack? Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
The famous Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an attack on the outskirts of Tehran. He is widely regarded as the main figure in Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Iran denies his involvement in this matter.
Fakhrizadeh was once described by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the father of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, when he was driving in a car near Absad city in Damavand district in eastern Tehran province. He became the target of the attack.
After his assassination last Friday, Iranian military and civilian officials immediately blamed Israel for the attack and warned that Fahrizadeh’s murder would avenge him.
Western officials and experts believe that Fakhrizadeh has played a key role in past suspected Iranian efforts to develop and assemble nuclear warheads behind the outer walls of announced civilian uranium enrichment projects.
Iran denies any attempt to develop nuclear weapons.
In 2011, a landmark report by the United Nations Nuclear Supervisory Agency identified Fakhrizadeh as the central figure in Iran’s development of the technology and skills needed for the atomic bomb, and hinted that he may still play a role in such activities.
Believed to be a senior officer of the Elite Revolutionary Guard, Fakhrizadeh is the only Iranian identified in the report.
In 2014, a Western diplomat told a Reuters reporter: If Iran chooses to weaponize (enrichment), Fakhrizadeh will be called the father of Iranian bombs.
The UN report stated that he supervised the activities of supporting the possible military aspect of the (Iran) nuclear program" within the so-called AMAD program.
A 2011 IAEA report stated that he was the "executive officer" of the AMAD program, a central figure in Iran suspected of working for the development of the technology and skills required for the atomic bomb, and hinted that he might still play in such activities effect.
Iran's Point of View
The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been hoping to meet with Fakhrizadeh as part of a protracted investigation into whether Iran is conducting illegal nuclear weapons research.
According to a diplomatic source with knowledge of the matter, Iran acknowledged the existence of Fakhrizadeh a few years ago, but he stated that he was an officer who was not involved in the nuclear program.
He was also nominated as a person involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities in the 2007 UN resolution on Iran.
In May 2011, an exiled Iranian opposition organization, the National Resistance Council of Iran (NCRI) published a report, which claimed to be a photo of Fakhrizadeh with black hair and a beard.
Unable to independently verify the image.
NCRI stated in the report that Fakhrizadeh was born in Qom in 1958. He was a former deputy minister of defense and a brigadier general of the Revolutionary Guard. He has a doctorate in nuclear engineering and teaches at Imam Hussein University in Iran.
In 2014, a senior Iranian source told Reuters that Fakhrizadeh was an "Iranian technologically advanced asset and expert" and was fully supported by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
The source added that Fakhrizadeh has three passports and travels frequently, including in Asia, in order to obtain "the latest information" from abroad, but would not elaborate.
Western security sources say that Iran has long been good at obtaining nuclear materials and technology from the international black market.
Who is behind assassination?
Israel described the "AMAD Project" as Iran's secret nuclear weapons program and said that it had seized a large piece of Iran's nuclear file and explained its work in detail.
In a televised speech on archives in April 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to Fakhrizadeh as a leader in secret nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian program.
Remember this name, Fakhrizadeh, he revealed the details of the dossier in a speech in 2018 and appointed Fakhrizadeh as the leader of Amad.
In 2018, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation Kan carried an interview with former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in which he suggested that Fakhrizadeh might be the target of the attack.
I know Fakhrizadeh very well. He doesn't know how much I know him. If I meet him on the street, I will probably recognize him,
He has no immunity, he has no immunity, I don't think he will have immunity.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Twitter immediately after his death that there were serious signs that Israel played a role in the assassination of Fakhrizadeh.
There is no Comments from Israel on allegations made by Iran.
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