Kuala Lumpur: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has allegedly blamed Israel for the killing of its top Nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Zarif has urged the world community to condemn the assassination of its scientist, who was suspected to be the leader of a covert atomic bomb programme. Blaming Israel, the top leader in Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s government, Zarif said this is an “act of state terror”.
“Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice — with serious indications of Israeli role — shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators”.
However, he did not elaborate on Israeli role in the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was killed in an ambush near national capital Tehran on Friday.
The incident happened almost a year after Iran lost its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, in an airstrike in Iraq by the US military.
Political analysts have suggested that this move will further escalate the tension in the middle east.
Meanwhile, Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s UN ambassador, said the killing was a clear violation of international law, designed to wreak havoc in the region.