The mastermind behind the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fajrizade has been identified, declared the secretary of Iran’s High National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani.
“It was a complicated operation, electronic equipment was used, there was no one at the scene [of the crime] but we have clues; at the same time we know who planned it, we know its past,” Shamkhani said in a video published by the Tasnim agency.
The secretary of the Iranian security council pointed to the role of Israel and its Mossad intelligence service, as well as the People’s Mujahideen Organization of Iran, banned in the Persian country, in the murder of the scientist.
Mohsen Fajrizade was attacked on November 27 in Tehran province, which left him seriously injured and caused his death in a hospital.
According to the Fars agency, they shot him from about 150 meters away with a weapon system installed in a Nissan and operated with remote control. Only the scientist himself and his bodyguards were at the scene of the attack.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif reported that there are signs of Israel’s involvement in the crime and urged the international community to end double standards and condemn “state terrorism.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office declined to comment on Iran’s allegations implicating the Jewish country in the scientist’s murder.