The Iranian side later accused Israel of possibly participating in the killing of Fakrizad when he was killed in an attack near Tehran on November 27. Recently, John Brennan, the former director of the CIA, called the incident a “crime” and may be a “state-sponsored terrorist act”.
In response, Israel’s former director of the Israeli National Intelligence Agency, Mosad, said in an interview with Russian TV today: “Brennan’s criticism is not appropriate, because the relevant U.S. agencies have done similar acts many times in the past.”
Former Director of Israel’s National Intelligence Agency Efraim Halevi: I don’t think the description of “criminal acts” is accurate, because as the former director of the CIA, he should know that American organizations and agencies have taken similar actions in the past when they think that someone endangers the national security of the United States.
When asked whether the assassination of Fakrizad was legal, Halevi did not comment.
Iranian scholar: Assassination will not change Iran’s goals
Today, Russian TV also interviewed Iranian scholar Turabi on the same program on the same day. He said that during the epidemic, in order to impose sanctions on Iran, some Western countries completely ignored the basic needs of the Iranian people and exposed their bad intentions. But nothing, even the assassination, will change Iran’s goals.
Turabi, director of Iran’s Lisalat Institute of Strategic Studies: The Iranians feel that some Western governments are bad nature, which is fully seen by everyone during the epidemic, and the basic needs of the Iranian people are completely ignored. Those who know Iran know that neither these things that have happened nor the assassinations that have occurred will change Iran’s strategic goals.