Dec 02, 2020 08:25 UTC
  • Iran to respond to scientist’s assassination in ‘due course’: UN mission spokesman

Iran’s UN Mission Spokesman Alireza Miryousefi reacted to the recent assassination of top nuclear scientist and researcher Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, saying that the Islamic Republic will respond to the terror act “in due course”.

"Iran makes decisions on its nuclear program based on national interests," Miryousefi told Newsweek one day after Iranian lawmakers overwhelmingly endorsed the outlines of a strategic action plan which aims to counteract sanctions imposed on the Iranian nation and safeguard its interests.

"As you know, the steps taken since the US withdrew from the JCPOA are incremental and will be in effect as long as other parties are in violation of the accord and/or are not fulfilling their obligations,” he added.

Miryousefi warned, however, that vengeance was still in the works for Fakhrizadeh's assassination.

"Retaliation for Dr. Fakhrizadeh's assassination will come in due course against the perpetrators of the terrorist action, and at a time and place of our choosing," he said.

Dr. Fakhrizadeh, who headed the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), was targeted on Friday in a multi-pronged terror attack involving at least one explosion and small fire by a number of assailants in Absard city of Damavand County, Tehran Province.

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