Iran has successfully identified the perpetrator’s behind Friday’s assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian government spokesperson claimed Wednesday.
Iran’s Tasnim News Agency cited Ali Rabiei as saying the Islamic Republic’s Intelligence Ministry had “identified individuals in connection with the assassination attack.”
He added the regime had “managed to take control of the situation in the region.”
Rabiei also said retaliation would be devised as soon as definite results to the investigation are obtained.
“When the investigation reaches its final stages, a formal comment will be provided by the relevant parties. As mentioned by the supreme leader [Ali Khamenei], the most important thing is that our information wasn’t compromised,” Rabiei was quoted as saying to Iran’s state TV. “We will continue to improve and increase our technological capabilities.”
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According to a report published Monday, Iranian intelligence agents were distributing photos of four suspects at hotels across the country.
A separate report by the semi-official Fars news site quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying the identity of Fakhrizadeh’s killers included a brigadier general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as well as a key figure in the country’s military research-and-development program. A senior Iranian official was quoted as saying that an Iranian opposition group cooperated with Israel in the assassination.
Iranian news sites also reported that the assassination was carried out using an Israeli-made munition controlled by satellite.
Speaking at Fakhrizadeh’s funeral, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said Israeli remote-control “electronic devices” killed the scientist.
After the funeral, the regime’s English-language Press TV reported a weapon uncovered at the scene of the attack outside of Tehran bore “the logo and specifications of the Israeli military industry.”
The Al Alam news site, another state-run outlet, cited an anonymous source as saying there was proof Israel was behind the killing.
Shamkhani also told state TV Iran’s enemies had attempted “a number of failed operations” against Fakhrizadeh in the past.
“This time, the enemy applied a completely new, professional and sophisticated method,” he said. “No individual was present at the site.”
The semi-officials Fars news site on Sunday reported the attack was carried out remotely using a machine gun that was affixed to a car.