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Iran vows retaliation after its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was shot dead near Tehran


An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who Iranian media said died in hospital after armed assassins gunned him down in his car, will also complicate any effort by US president-elect Joe Biden to revive the detente of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Iran pointed the finger at Israel, while implying the killing had the blessing of the departing Mr Trump. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter of “serious indications of (an) Israeli role”.



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