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Iran’s Top Nuclear Program Scientist Assassinated Near Tehran

Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, the scientist alleged to be in charge of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, was reportedly assassinated Friday morning outside of Iran.

In addition to serving as a professor of physics at Imam Hussein University in Tehran, Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi was also a former brigadier general in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and held a senior Defense Ministry position at the time of his death.

The assassination claim was originally made by Iranian state-run media and was shortly confirmed by Western news outlets, including the Associated Press. No country or group has yet taken credit for Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi’s death, although Iranian media blamed Israel. (DK / VFI News)

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