November 28th – Iran’s Ministry of Defense said on the 27th that Muhsin Fakrizad, a senior Iranian nuclear scientist, was attacked by “armed terrorists” near the capital Tehran that day and died after unsuccessful rescue.
Afterwards, the United States remained silent about it. Some U.S. officials told the media that they were paying close attention to the matter, but they were unwilling to talk about the matter publicly to avoid further exacerbating the already considerable tension.
According to CNN on the 27th, Fakrizad was shot and assassinated by explosives in a car east of Tehran. Western countries have long described him as the leader of Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program. Iran believes that Israel is involved in the incident and calls it a terrorist act, and Israel has not yet made a formal response.
CNN pointed out that Fakrizad has been closely watched by the United States for many years, but the United States has not taken any action or even made public statements about the assassination, which highlights that the U.S. government does not want a potential conflict with Iran.
The current view of the U.S. military is that unless Iran directly provokes the United States, there is no reason for the United States to launch an attack.
A U.S. official told CNN that they were following developments and stressed that it was very sensitive. The official said that the “most unnecessary thing” of the United States at present is to have a conflict with Iran.