Morde und Sabotage im Iran infographic
Grafik zeigt Ermordungen und Sabotage Angriffe der letzten Jahre gegen den Iran.


Iran will eine “kalkulierte” Antwort auf den Mord an einem Atomwissenschafter geben

November 30, 2020 - Ein hoher iranischer Staatsbeamter beschuldigte am Montag Israel den Mord an dem Wissenschafter mit "elektronischen Geräten" aus großer Entfernung ausgeführt zu haben. Der Wissenschafter war Begründer des militärischen Atomprogramms der Republik.

Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, made the comment at the funeral for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, where Iran’s defence minister separately vowed to continue the man’s work “with more speed and more power.”

Israel, long suspected of killing Iranian nuclear scientists over the last decade, repeatedly has declined to comment on the attack.

Fakhrizadeh headed Iran’s so-called AMAD program, which 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. U.S. intelligence agencies concurred with that assessment in a 2007 report.

Israel insists Iran still maintains the ambition of developing nuclear weapons, pointing to Tehran’s ballistic missile program and research into other technologies. Iran long has maintained its nuclear programme is peaceful.

Shamkhani’s remarks drastically change the story of Fakhrizadeh’s killing Friday. Authorities initially said a truck exploded and then gunmen opened fire on the scientist, killing him. State TV even interviewed a man the night of the attack who described seeing gunmen open fire.

Shamkhani also blamed the Iranian exile group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq as well for “having a role in this,” without elaborating. The MEK did not immediately respond to a request for comment, AP said.

PUBLISHED: 30/11/2020; STORY: Graphic News