Today, Monday, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ali Khamenei, received the family of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was assassinated in November 2020.
Khamenei’s office stated that during the meeting with members of Fakhrizadeh family, including his wife and children, he praised his “achievements in the scientific and technical field and the hard work done by this wonderful scientist,” saying that his “stature cannot be compared with any worldly positions.”
Fakhrizadeh, head of the Research and Technology Center at the Iranian Defense Ministry, who was considered one of the most prominent developers of the Iranian nuclear program, was killed on November 27, 2020, in an assassination operation described by Tehran as a “terrorist”.
The Iranian Ministry of Defense stated that “armed terrorist elements attacked a car carrying Fakhrizadeh,” who was seriously wounded “during the clash between his security team and the attackers, and he was transferred to the hospital where he died despite the doctors’ efforts to rescue him.
The Iranian leadership accused Israel, which had previously pledged repeatedly to take all possible measures to prevent Iran “from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” of being behind this operation, stressing the necessity of those baffled by the assassination of Fakhri Zadeh.