News ID: 277884
Published: 0426 GMT December 08, 2020

Scientist assassination won’t affect Iran's resolve to back resistance front: Defense minister

Scientist assassination won’t affect Iran's resolve to back resistance front: Defense minister
IRNA

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh will not affect Iran's determination to support the resistance front in the region.

Undoubtedly, the terrorist act of the enemy will not affect the goals of the Islamic Republic of Iran. We will continue the scientific path of Martyr Fakhrizadeh in the fields of nuclear and defense with strength,” Hatami said in an interview with Iran Press.

We will support the axis of resistance and the resistance fighters in Syria and Iraq, as well as the governments, nations, and the Armed Forces, so that we can eradicate terrorism in the region,” he added.

This is a serious determination and it will definitely happen,” Hatami stressed.

Fakhrizadeh, the head of the Iranian Defense Ministrys Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, was targeted in a terrorist attack by a number of assailants in the town of Absard, Tehran Provinces Damavand County, on November 27.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Sunday satellite equipment was used in the assassination of Irans top nuclear scientist.

Speaking in a commemoration ceremony for the assassinated Iranian scientist, IRGCs spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said, Advanced electronic instruments guided by satellite were used in the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh,” according to Press TV.

On Wednesday, the Iranian administration said the Intelligence Ministry had identified the individuals involved in the assassination.

Irans President Hassan Rouhani has said the assassination by Zionist elementswas a grave and inhumane crime aimed at curbing the Iranian march toward scientific progress.

The terrorist act has drawn condemnations from many countries and international organizations.

Fakhrizadehs name was mentioned multiple times in a presentation in 2018 by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which he repeated baseless claims about the Iranian nuclear program.

Netanyahu described the scientist as the director of Irans nuclear program and threatened, Remember that name, Fakhrizadeh.”

The Israeli regime has made several attempts over the past years to throw a wrench in Tehrans peaceful nuclear work.

The regime has been behind the assassination of several Iranian nuclear scientists. It has also conduced cyberattacks on Iranian nuclear sites.

 

   
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