Israel’s role in the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a distinguished scientist in the field of nuclear and defense industry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was martyred on Friday evening (December 28th) following a terrorist attack in the Absard region of Tehran province. The physicist and university professor had implemented numerous scientific initiatives in the fields of passive chemical, biological, and nuclear defense for conservation purposes.
The significance of the incident was such that Iranian officials were quick to comment, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pointing the finger at Tel Aviv and calling on the international community, and the European Union in particular, to condemn the terrorist act.
On the other hand, due to the special connection between Tel Aviv and Washington, US President Donald Trump republished the tweet of Israeli journalist and intelligence expert (Mossad) about Fakhrizadeh’s assassination without comment, hours after the assassination of Fakhrizadeh.
Among U.S. officials so far, only Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy has suggested a possible Israeli role in the affair, saying the United States, Israel or the world would not be safer if the purpose of the assassination was to make it harder to resume the Iran nuclear deal.
However, the American media more explicitly covered the role of the Zionist regime in the assassination of the Iranian scientist.
The New York Times, which has repeatedly reported on Tel Aviv’s involvement in Friday night’s assassination, quoted unnamed intelligence officials as saying that Israel was responsible for the assassination of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist.
The pro-Democrat newspaper quoted an unnamed Israeli official as claiming that in the absence of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the progress of Iran’s nuclear program would be hampered.
The report goes on to say: The assassination of Fakhrizadeh took place on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the assassination of another Iranian nuclear scientist, Majid Shahriari. Tehran also blamed Tel Aviv for the assassination.
Although officials in the occupying regime in Jerusalem have not explicitly confirmed the regime’s agency, the New York Times quoted an Israeli official as saying that “the world should be grateful to Israel for the assassination of Fakhrizadeh.” The official, who did not want to be named and claimed that he had been following Fakhrizadeh’s actions for years, added that Israel would continue to take the necessary measures against Iran’s nuclear program.
Attempts to deny responsibility for the assassination, on the one hand, and to express joy and the continuation of threats, on the other, are prominent in the comments of Israeli officials. While Israeli Minister of Settlement Anzachi Hangby said that Tel Aviv had no information about the assassination of the nuclear scientist, Energy Minister Yoval Steinitz told local media: “The assassination inside Iran by anyone carried out not only for the benefit of Israel but for the benefit of the whole.” Region and world.
However, most media outlets in their news reports and commentaries refer to the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April 2018, who, when presenting the alleged results of a secret operation by naming Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, emphasized: Remember this name.
In an article published in the New York Times, Barbara Slavin, a senior researcher at the Atlantic Institute, spoke of the potential motives behind the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Benjamin Netanyahu. Biden will not be able to engage with Tehran through diplomacy.
Slavin added: “Netanyahu and Trump are afraid that the government should return to Borjam and send a lot of money to Iran and boost its economy.” The Israeli government has not and will not condemn the assassination of Fakhrizadeh; But both the numerous reports that have been published in this regard and the manner in which the assassination was carried out indicate that the murder was the work of Mossad.
The involvement of Israel in the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh was also noted by some other countries and international institutions, and they referred to Tel Aviv’s involvement in this issue in their statements and statements with the phrase “all sides”.
A spokesman for the European Union’s foreign policy chief called the assassination of Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a prominent Iranian nuclear and defense scientist, a “criminal act” and added: “In this ambiguous period, it is more important than ever for all parties to remain calm and calm.” Exercise restraint to prevent the escalation of a situation that is not in anyone’s best interest.
The German Foreign Ministry also called on all parties to refrain from any action that could escalate tensions in the region.
A spokesman for the ministry in a similar position to the US Democrats stressed: “A few weeks before the new US administration takes office, it is important to negotiate with Iran to resolve differences over its nuclear program through negotiations.”
France, in a similar position to Germany, has called for restraint.
Without condemning the assassination, British Foreign Secretary Dominique Robb also expressed concern about the consequences.
However, Bild published the Zionist regime more explicitly than the German officials as the main suspect in the assassination of Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and wrote that Tel Aviv was very worried about the possibility of Iran’s revenge.
“Israel is known as the main suspect in this attack and this makes things difficult for the Israeli authorities,” Bildt said. For now, Israel must not only counter retaliatory attacks by Iran, but must also be wary of threats from Iranian supporters in neighboring countries.
Bild, like the New York Times, concluded: “Although Israel has not officially confirmed its involvement in the attack, there are clear indications that Tel Aviv is sufficiently motivated.”
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In the absence of explicit condemnation of the cold-blooded terrorist crime by London and Paris, and the saturation of the two countries’ diplomatic apparatuses with clichéd rhetoric, publications such as Atlantico and the Guardian sought to explain Tel Aviv’s role in the recent cross-border assassination.
The French newspaper Atlantico wrote: “There is no doubt that the assassination of this Iranian scientist, like other assassinations of Iranian scientists during the last 12 years, was carried out by Israel.”
“Israel has two goals in this assassination,” the French media wrote. First, it wants to delay or deal a serious blow to Iran’s nuclear program; If neither the assassinations of other scientists in the last decade nor the cyber attacks like Stuxnet could end it forever. Second, Israel hopes that Iran’s retaliatory actions will provide a pretext for widespread attacks on Iran’s nuclear sites in the last days of Trump’s presidency.
The Guardian, in a report coordinated by Tel Aviv and Washington, wrote: “Iranian officials quickly blamed Israel for Fakhri Zadeh’s death, given the killing of its nuclear experts, but US and regional analysts say that if Israel was involved in the assassination, it would be.” Has done after Trump agreed.
The Guardian report states: This explanation is logical for several reasons. Like the assassination of Sardar Qassem Soleimani, the recent assassination is an extremely provocative act. In this sense, this assassination is a declaration of war. No Israeli official, not even the irresponsible Benjamin Netanyahu, would take such a dangerous step without consulting Washington.