Nov 28, 2021 21:31 UTC
  •  Iran to announce verdict in case of nuclear scientists' assassinations soon

A senior Iranian human rights official says the Islamic Republic will soon announce the final verdict in the case of the assassinations of several senior nuclear scientists, which are believed to be tied to the Israeli regime.

“Criminal investigations into the killings of nuclear scientists are high on the agenda of Tehran Prosecutor’s Office. A case has already been filed and others are on the way,” Kazem Gharibabadi, the secretary-general of Iran’s Human Rights Office, said on Sunday, as the country marks the first anniversary of Israel’s assassination of prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Gharibabadi denounced Fakhrizadeh’s killing as a crime against humanity and a violation of international regulations and human rights.

He also censured the silence and inaction of international bodies as well as countries purportedly fighting terrorism vis-à-vis the assassination.

“We expect coordination and cooperation on the part of relevant agencies in order to pursue and investigate these crimes in international courts of law,” Gharibabadi pointed out.

Fakhrizadeh, who headed the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, was martyred on November 27, 2020.

Following the assassination, Iranian officials said that the illegal Zionist entity had acted with US intelligence and carried out the targeted killing of the prominent nuclear scientist.