Tehran, November 28 Iranian President Rouhani expressed condolences on the 28th to Muhsin Fahrizad, a senior Iranian nuclear physicist who was killed in the attack. He said that terrorist acts will not hinder Iranian scientists from continuing their efforts, but will only make them more determined to follow the path of Fahrizad.
Rouhani said that the terrorist attack was the result of the enemy’s inability to face Iran’s scientific progress and continuous setbacks in politics and other fields. The attack exposed their viciousness and hostility.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei said on the 28th that the perpetrators of terrorist crimes should be punished.
According to the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency, Hussein Salami, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said on the evening of the 27th that those who committed “grave crimes” would certainly be severely punished.
Majid Takht-Rawanshi, Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations, wrote to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the current President of the Security Council on the 27th, saying that there are “clear signs of Israeli responsibility” behind the assassination, and that many top Iranian scientists have been assassinated in the past decade.
Fahrizad is the head of the nuclear program of the Iranian Ministry of Defense. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu “named” Fahrizad when talking about Iran’s nuclear program in 2018.
Foreign media reported on the 28th that a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry refused to comment on the attack on Fahrizad.
According to Iranian media reports, the car in Fahrizad exploded on the afternoon of the 27th while driving on a street in the village of Abu Shad, 60 kilometers northeast of Tehran, followed by a shooting, killing many people. At present, no organization or individual has announced that the attack has been carried out.