Dec 02, 2020 17:52 UTC
  • Zionist entity behind assassination of Iranian scientist: US official

A senior American official has admitted that the illegal Zionist entity was behind the terrorist which martyred Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Friday near Tehran, CNN reports.

The official, however, “declined to give details about whether the Trump administration knew about the attack before it was carried out or provided support," according to the report released Wednesday.

“The official said that in the past, Israelis have shared information with the US about their targets and covert operations before carrying them out but would not say if they did so in this instance. The Iranian nuclear scientist, Fakhrizadeh, who was assassinated on Friday, had been a target for the Israelis for a long time,” read the report.

The terrorist attack targeted the vehicle carrying Fakhrizadeh — who headed the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), the agency said.

The anonymous US administration official further suggested that the assassination of the top Iranian scientist could hamper efforts by the incoming administration of Joe Biden to pursue diplomacy with Tehran.

Iran has vowed to continue its nuclear program despite the US and Israel's attempts to disrupt it. Tehran has also vowed to retaliate the brutal assassination by the Zionist regime.