News ID: 277947
Published: 0635 GMT December 09, 2020

Senior official: Weapon used to assassinate Fakhrizadeh belongs to NATO

Senior official: Weapon used to assassinate Fakhrizadeh belongs to NATO

The secretary of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council said the weapon used to assassinate martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh belongs to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Mohsen Rezaei made the announcement referring to a report presented to the Expediency Council by Chief of Staff for the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri on Wednesday, Mehr News Agency (MNA) wrote.

"Major General Baqeri explained in today's meeting that in recent years, terrorist organizations had repeatedly tried to assassinate Dr. Fakhrizadeh but their efforts were thwarted, however, this time using advanced technologies and via laser and intelligent weapons guided by satellite, they succeeded to carry out the operation," Rezaei said.

He added that according to Major General Baqeri's report, the used weapons were equipped with mufflers, therefore, Fakhrizadeh's family could not hear the shots.

"Major General Baqeri said that the weapon used to assassinate martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh belongs to NATO," Rezaei added.

Fakhrizadeh was targeted in a multi-pronged terrorist attack in Absard town of Tehran province’s Damavand County on November 27.

However, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, special assistant to the speaker of Iran’s Parliament, announced that some of those involved in the brutal assassination of Fakhrizadeh have been arrested.

He made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Arabic-language Al-Alam television news network on Tuesday, Press TV reported.

The Iranian official also underlined that Israeli regime was involved in the terrorist act but said it rulers were unable to accomplish the plot without the help of others, including the US spy agency.

"Regarding the assassins and organizers of the assassination, there is various evidence that the Zionists were involved in this issue, but whether the Zionists were able to do it alone and without complicity of the US spy agency or other agencies, they certainly could not do it," Amir-Abdollahian said.

Moreover, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said on Sunday that Martyr Fakhrizadeh had 11 bodyguards and the explosion of first car aimed at eliminating the protecting guard.

He went on to say that the enemies had deployed artificial intelligence and an automatic machine gun which was controlled by satellite.

“The machine gun was equipped with artificial intelligence to target Martyr Fakhrizadeh,” he added.

Fadavi said that the machine gun had an advanced camera and fired 13 times, adding that there was no terrorist element at the scene.

Resource: MNA
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