Iran vows to PUNISH ‘perpetrators’ in furious warning after nuclear scientist’s killing
Nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was believed to be the leader of the Iranian nuclear programme. He was assassinated on Friday and Tehran was quick to point the finger at Israel. In response to the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Iranian officials must take up the task of “pursuing this crime and punishing its perpetrators and those who commanded it”.
The killing will complicate the efforts of Joe Biden to find a solution to the Iran nuclear deal that Mr Trump abandoned.
The pact agreed between Iran and major world powers was agreed in 2015 under the Obama administration.
Mr Fakhrizadeh was killed on Friday when he was ambushed near Tehran.
His car was sprayed with bullets by special operatives.