TEHRAN , Iran (AP) — Iran 's president vowed Saturday to exact revenge over the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran 's disbanded military nuclear program as he joined other officials in blaming...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president vowed Saturday to exact revenge over the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program as he joined other officials in blaming Israel for the slaying.Israel, long suspected of killing scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program, has yet to comment on the killing Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. However, the attack bore the hallmarks of a carefully planned, military-style ambush.
The slaying threatens to renew tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the waning days of President Donald Trump’s term, just as President-elect Joe Biden has suggested his administration could return to Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers from which Trump earlier withdrew. The Pentagon announced early Saturday that it sent the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier back into the Mideast.
ADVERTISEMENTSpeaking to a meeting of his government’s coronavirus taskforce, Rouhani reiterated that Fakhrizadeh’s death would not stop its nuclear program. Iran’s civilian nuclear program has continued its experiments and now enriches uranium up to 4.5%, far below weapons-grade levels of 90%. headtopics.com
But analysts have compared Fakhrizadeh to being on a par with Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who led the U.S.′ Manhattan Project in World War II that created the atom bomb.“We will respond to the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh in a proper time,” Rouhani said.
He added: “The Iranian nation is smarter than falling into the trap of the Zionists. They are thinking to create chaos.”Friday’s attack happened in Absard, a village just east of the capital that is a retreat for the Iranian elite. Iranian state television said an old truck with explosives hidden under a load of wood blew up near a sedan carrying Fakhrizadeh.
As Fakhrizadeh’s sedan stopped, at least five gunmen emerged and raked the car with rapid fire, the semiofficial Tasnim news agency said.Fakhrizadeh died at a hospital after doctors and paramedics couldn’t revive him. Others wounded included Fakhrizadeh’s bodyguards. Photos and video shared online showed a Nissan sedan with bullet holes in the windshield and blood pooled on the road.
Hours after the attack, the Pentagon announced it had brought the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier back into the Middle East, an unusual move as the carrier already spent months in the region. It cited the drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq as the reason for the decision, saying “it was prudent to have additional defensive capabilities in the region to meet any contingency.” headtopics.com
ADVERTISEMENTThe attack comes just days before the 10-year anniversary of the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari that Tehran also blamed on Israel. That and other targeted killings happened at the time that the so-called Stuxnet virus, believed to be an Israeli and American creation, destroyed Iranian centrifuges.
Those assaults occurred at the height of Western fears over Iran’s nuclear program. Tehran long has insisted its program is peaceful. However, Fakhrizadeh led Iran’s so-called AMAD program that Israel and the West have alleged was a military operation looking at the feasibility of building a nuclear weapon. The International Atomic Energy Agency says that “structured program” ended in 2003.
IAEA inspectors monitor Iranian nuclear sites as part of the now-unraveling nuclear deal with world powers, which saw Tehran limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.After Trump’s 2018 withdrawal from the deal, Iran has abandoned all those limits. Experts now believe Iran has enough low-enriched uranium to make at least two nuclear weapons if it chose to pursue the bomb. Meanwhile,
an advanced centrifuge assembly plant at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility exploded in July in what Tehran now calls a sabotage attack.Fakhrizadeh, born in 1958, had been sanctioned by the U.N. Security Council and the U.S. for his work on AMAD. Iran always described him as a university physics professor. A member of the Revolutionary Guard, Fakhrizadeh had been seen in pictures in meetings attended by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a sign of his importance in Iran’s theocracy. headtopics.com
In recent years, U.S. sanctions lists name him as heading Iran’s Organization for Defensive Innovation and Research. The State Department described that organization last year as working on “dual-use research and development activities, of which aspects are potentially useful for nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems.”
Iran’s mission to the U.N., meanwhile, described Fakhrizadeh’s recent work as “development of the first indigenous COVID-19 test kit” and overseeing Tehran’s efforts at making a possible coronavirus vaccine.___Gambrell reported from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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As a note the USA didn't do this, Israel did it. Not sure why they blame us 10000 miles on the other side of the world having an epidemic. IT will do anything to f Biden over including starting a war with Iran. dangerous WorstPresidentEver Fakhrizadeh & family killing is despite circumstances a dangerous move of involved governments. Scientists & their families are softtargets. States can't protect own scientists. Few scientists can put any power on its knees if a redline crossed: Existential threat incl. families
Don’t make nukes to kill people. Simple. Of course. trump will end up being the instigator and or doer .. But with Trump about to serve another 4 glorious years, Biden and the peso world mafia won’t be able to help Iran as they planned to. Be honest is this man of sound mind? JoeBiden crazy TRUMP2020ToSaveAmerica
blame Nasa Hi i ... them the ones pressing the buttons delivering digital virtual death algorithm codes to the competition Ambush in TEHRAN🇮🇷 அணு விஞ்ஞானி படுகொலை🤯 ஈரானில் பதற்றம்😿 'Disbanded' military nuclear program? Who is writing this crap. Why post a photo liberal womens period? Kill Confirmed Israel is responsible for most of the terrorism in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is a close second.
In the last month of personal meetings Pompeo met with Netanyahu who met Saudi Arabia. Perhaps they didn’t want to be discrete about what was coming. It’s time for the United States to sever all ties with Netanyahu and his corrupt administration. Including the $38B that was pledged to them on Wednesday. The punishment should also last 10 years.
VIOLENCE!!! Evidence? Israel has broad shoulders. Surprised Trump hasn't tried to claim the credit. He may yet. PIA, PM Abiy forces have started a brutal, heavy bombardment by air and ground in the most populated city of Tigray starting yesterday as announced by PR of the region just now, noted that the world is promoting a war crime by being idle to stop the war. Warcrimeisgrown
BidenCheated and we all know it Israel be sus? Thank you for reporting on this. 'Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.' Confucius (504 BC) Why is everyone so offended by everything now days? This is the real news. You followed them, and by doing so you will see what they post. So please stop being a bunch of cry babies and unfollow if you don’t want a good dose of what’s really going on in the world. It’s REALITY!
Even Iran doesn't support Iran. If its true Israel did the world a service killing Irans nuclear scientist. America doesn't need them, Iran definitely doesn't need them. Good riddance.... Mullahs living on death, as wampire living on blood, for about not than 40 years they drag coffins on the street and shouting down with this or that country, this or that man. They need regenerate their way throughout the world dragging cooffins in the street.
I’m sleeeeeeep You guys should be reported for such a picture. Please think better next time before posting a picture with blood and chunks of human flesh smeared over the ground. Offensive pic How do we kno if Israel killed him? It could be the US, could be Turkey knowing the blame will be put on Israel, a lot of games are been played between governments behind our backs. I, for one, don’t trust any of them.
Don't worry Iran....Biden will give you billions of dollars next year...with the condition that Hunter will get little girls to mess around with. AP is already trying to get us into the war mentality if Joe takes office. The Dems love war, not that they fight in it. Israël Potus D Trump or whoever was in charge of this Brutal crime !!! Guilty beyond all Reasonable doubt ? If not so - hold you're tongue ! All party's involved Read this a.s.a.p. God Bless
The Scientist reviewing the centrifuges for energy satellite and STUXNET... NavalIntel Former3X WalkingOuija WIC 🕵️ In a civilised🌍 US🇺🇸must stop it's destructive efforts of countries isolation destroying people's lives&economies as in🇮🇷Iran &feeding the animosity of countries that as Israel🇮🇱that with impunity can perpetrate actions ofTERRORISM as the assassination of the🇮🇷Iranian scientist.
All I see is a large ketchup packet and french fries spilled everywhere. 'disbanded'? Really? 🤔 I got a temporary ban on here for calling an ignorant person reta*ded but this photo is ok? This is gross! Iran May not retaliate against Israel directly, but use one of its M-E proxies, which is unfair to the home county housing these proxies, since it will be the subject of Israel’s, arguably justifiable, although said, retaliatory wrath.
Thanks for showing real picture. Thais important for journalism Yuck why so graphic... FACT CHECK: The Iranian nuclear program has *not* been dismantled. Police is Farsi? Are you serious with this photo? “Disbanded military nuclear program“ .....Twitter should be posting a disclaimer on that statement anytime now.
Israel got license to kill. 😬😬😬 Christmas came early. More dead Iranian, military goat-fuckers please. this picture reminds me of how delicious marinara sauce is. I love how most of the actual Iranians I see commenting are happy about this, but it’s the American liberal left who are upset. Didn't care for his army but now he's going cuckoo over a scientist. It takers the former to forward the latter.
Israel’s innocent. Iran’s a blood thirsty horde of savages that needs to be kept in line. Every terrorist does not deserve to live. Thank you Isreal. Photo is gratuitous How do the clowns running AP know Tehran has 'disbanded' it's military nuclear program? I wanna see this made into a movie. This is such serious shit and y’all are focusing on how the bloods gross?
Welp here we go.. This photo is disconcerting and if it is human blood and human tissue it is gruesome and inappropriate and disrespectful. Maybe don’t show this photo without a warning that there’s going to be a graphic image. Jesus. Why not? Everything is Israel's fault according to Iran Why the pic of spilled soup tho?
That is horrible, now wonder why the human race is still struggling for peace with one another. This is the definition of propaganda children, take notes. He looks fine WTH jack Twitter TwitterSupport? We can't even report this photo as graphic. Something needs to change. What's he going to do, piss in the wind like he did when we took his second in command Qasem Soleimani, the world should never tolerate these despots nor let them have nuclear weapons.
Woah...that photo is not needed *propaganda detected* That much blood wasn't really required! Double standards towards Iran all the time, even in showing a disturbing picture of the blood of our scientist spilt on the ground Thank you for posting real images, even if they are gruesome and hard to look at. In a world of misinformation and fake news, this is refreshing.