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Friday, 09 December 2022 09:24 GMT

Iranian judiciary has indicted 14 people in connection with assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh


(MENAFN) As per Tehran's chief prosecutor, the Iranian Judiciary has filed an indictment against 14 people for their roles in the assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in 2020.

According to Ali Salehi, the charges filed against the individuals include "corruption on earth," "participation in intelligence and espionage cooperation for the benefit of the Zionist regime," "collusion with the intent of disrupting the country's security," and "acting against the country's national security."

On November 27, 2020, Fakhrizadeh, the head of the Iranian Defense Ministry's Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, was aimed in a multi-pronged terrorist attack in Absard, Tehran Province's Damavand County.

At the time, Iranian officials claimed that Israel was responsible for the assassination and had collaborated with US intelligence to carry out the targeted killing of the prominent nuclear scientist.

Almost a year after the assassination, the New York Times reported that Israel's spy agency, Mossad, had used a remote-controlled "killer robot" to kill Fakhrizadeh after keeping the top scientist under surveillance "for at least 14 years."

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