Iran’s top nuclear scientist was killed Friday in an alleged assassination that the country’s foreign minister linked to Israel.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, as he’s called, is known to be one of the masterminds of Iran’s controversial nuclear program, died after his heavily armed car was attacked in a district east of Tehran. The windshield was shattered while spilled blood could be seen on the road.
The state media of Iran made mention that, the killing appeared to be an assassination. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif called the death “cowardice — with serious indications of Israeli role.”
Fakhrizadeh was head of the research center of new technology in the elite Revolutionary Guards, and was a leading figure in Iran’s nuclear program for many years.