Iran’s top nuclear scientist killed by assassins near Tehran

Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist,Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has died in an assassination attempt near the capital, Tehran. Sources in the country’s defense ministry confirmed the news. After the attack in Damabhand area, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died at the hospital.

Iranian news agencies say the assailants first targeted his car with a bomb and then shot him.

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Western intelligence agencies see Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as the mastermind behind Iran’s secret nuclear program. Diplomats described him as the “father of bombs in Iran.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called the incident a “terrorist act.”

Concerns have been raised that Iran has increased its production of enriched uranium. In the meantime, the murder took place. Iran has always said it uses its nuclear program only for peaceful purposes.

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Mridha Shihab Mahmud

Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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