“Killing Was ‘Complex Operation’ By Opposition Group, Zionist Regime & Mossad,” Iran Says

In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry, military personnel stand near the flag-draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a scientist who was killed on Friday, during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Fakhrizadeh founded Iran's military nuclear program two decades ago, and the Islamic Republic's defense minister vowed to continue the man's work "with more speed and more power." (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

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A senior Iranian official said on Monday that an exiled Iranian opposition group is suspected of cooperating with Israel in a “complex operation” to kill nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

“The operation was very complex – it was carried out remotely by electronic devices and no people were present at the scene,” the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Rear-Admiral Ali Shamkhani said.

“We have some clues but the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) were ‘definitely’ involved and the criminal element behind it was ‘the Zionist regime and the Mossad.'”

“The enemy used a brand new, professional and specialized method and achieved its goal,” Shamkhani concluded.

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency claimed on Sunday that Fakhrizadeh was killed by a remote-controlled automatic machine gun from a Nissan truck nearby without any human perpetrators at the scene.

However, witnesses to the attacks said that human gunmen were present at the scene.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)