Terrorists linked with Fakhrizadeh assassination identified
Ali Rabiei, Government spokesman, announced on Wednesday that the individuals linked with the assassination of prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was martyred on Friday in a terrorist attack, have just been identified.
“The Intelligence Ministry has identified individuals linked with the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh and all aspects of the case are under investigation,” Rabiei stated.
He remarked that the attack will be met with Iran’s proportionate retaliation.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, 59, was assassinated in a brutal terrorist attack at a small city east of Tehran on November 27. The assassination involved an explosion and a small fire.
In a message following the incident, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khamenei called on all relevant administrators to “investigate this crime and firmly prosecute its perpetrators and its commanders” as well as “to continue the martyr’s scientific and technological efforts in all the sectors where he was active.”
Rabiei referred to the Leader’s comments, saying the country’s scientific advancement will not be hindered by such acts of terror.
In comments made on Monday, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi noted that numerous clues have been found concerning the assassination.
“Following the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh, my colleagues in the Intelligence Ministry have started following up on this incident in all aspects and have so far obtained many clues,” Alavi stated on the sidelines of the scientist’s funeral procession.
“Due to its security aspects, it is not possible to inform the public until all its dimensions are clarified, but as soon as the dimensions of this issue are clarified, the dear nation of Iran will be informed,” he siad.
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), stated on Monday that no hit man was involved in this assassination, further saying that the prominent figure was killed in a complicated operation that involved electronic equipment without the presence of any assassin at the scene.
“Unfortunately, the operation was a very complicated one. It took place with the employment of electronic equipment. No person (assassin) was present at the scene,” he noted.