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1810, 27 Nov 20

Chief Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed

Some good news.

Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country’s defence ministry has confirmed.

Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand county.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has condemned the killing “as an act of state terror”.

Western intelligence agencies believe Fakhrizadeh was behind a covert Iranian nuclear weapons programme.

“If Iran ever chose to weaponise (enrichment), Fakhrizadeh would be known as the father of the Iranian bomb,” one Western diplomat told Reuters news agency in 2014.


In a statement on Friday, Iran’s defence ministry said: “Armed terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the ministry’s research and innovation organisation.

“After a clash between the terrorists and his bodyguards, Mr Fakhrizadeh was severely injured and rushed to hospital.

“Unfortunately, the medical team’s efforts to save him were unsuccessful and minutes ago he passed away.”


1810, 27 November 2020


  1. Mar

    Sadly, these social justice killings will end as Biden will once again embrace Iran and their evil rulers.

  2. jonnyv

    This is like cutting off someone’s finger. Go after the head if you want to stop Iran’s nuclear capabilities. His work will be picked up by someone else. This might slow them down for a short term, but it isn’t stopping anything.

    Explain to me how this accomplishes anything in the long term.

  3. Mar

    Well, Jonnyv, how many Iranian terrorist attacks have occurred since the US got their chief terrorist?
    Can somebody replace him?
    But who would want the job since they would now have a big X on their back.

  4. Mar

    I should also say that the big X would remain until President Trump leaves office.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberals are sad by this.

  6. Merlin

    Looks like this guy was killed on the cheap too. More like a mafia-style, small arms ambush than a spectacular military incineration. Maybe his wife found out about his girlfriend.

  7. dad29

    You’re sure it was a girl-friend?

  8. Merlin


  9. dad29

    Ooooh.  Mean.  You must be a Trumpite.

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