Nov 27, 2020 20:44 UTC
  • Reactions pour in to assassination of Defense Ministry scientist

The assassination of a high-profile scientist with the Iranian Defense Ministry by Israel-tied terrorists has drawn reactions from other countries and senior political figures.

Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was martyred by terrorists on Friday near Tehran, Press TV reported.

A professor of physics at Imam Hussein University of Tehran, Fakhrizadeh served as the head of Defense Ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND).

Iranian government officials and military commanders hinted that the Israeli regime could have been behind the terror attack, vowing harsh revenge against all the criminals involved.

Yemen: Enemies after monopolizing science

Hours after the incident, Yemen’s Ansarullah movement offered condolences to the Iranian nation on the scientist’s martyrdom and said the Islamic Republic reserves the right to punish the masterminds and the perpetrators of the atrocious terror attack.

In a statement, Ansarullah’s Political Bureau said assassinating such high-profile scientists serves to deal a blow to the entire Muslim world’s capabilities and scientific experience.

The enemies, it said, seek to “monopolize scientific capabilities,” but they will fail to achieve that goal.

‘Scientist’s assassination won’t undermine Iran capabilities’

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC) likewise slammed Fakhrizadeh’s assassination.

Contrary to delusions of terrorist Zionist leaders, the scientist’s martyrdom will not undermine Iran’s capabilities, it said.

‘A possible attempt to prevent renewed US diplomacy with Iran’

Meanwhile, senior Swedish politician Carl Bildt suggested that the assassination could be part of plots to block the incoming administration of Joe Biden from re-engaging in diplomacy with Iran, two years after President Donald Trump pullout Washington out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran and unleashed a campaign of “maximum pressure” against the Islamic Republic.

“It’s not unlikely that this targeted killing was part of efforts to prevent the Biden administration from reviving diplomacy with Iran and going back to the nuclear agreement,” the ex-Swedish premier said in a tweet.