Selin ATAY-TDO- President Rouhani made the remarks about nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh at a meeting of the National Anti-Nuclear Council in Tehran, the capital. Rouhani said that in addition to his work in the field of nuclear and defense, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is a scientist who also conducts research in the field of Covid-19.
Rouhani claimed that Israel was behind the assassination and that US President Donald Trump was targeting "chaos" before he left office. "After a few weeks, they feel that their period of oppression will end, and they are trying to change the conditions in the world," Rouhani said in his speech. “They want to create instability in the region and divert attention from the terror and threats they are inflicting on the occupied territories (Palestine) these days," he added.
“Our people are smart and wise enough not to fall into the trap of the Zionist regime," President Rouhani said, noting that Iran would not fall into this trap.
Rouhani said the death of the nuclear scientist would not separate Iran from its targets. "The killing of martyr Fahrizadeh shows the desperation of our enemies and the depth of their hatred. His martyrdom will not slow down our achievements," he added.
“I want to tell you that there is movement in the Middle East. Tense days await us," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his first statement about Fahrizadeh.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the Iranian nuclear archive about 2 years ago, citing Fahrizadeh as a target. Prime minister Netanyahu had argued that Fahrizadeh was at the head of a project called Amad, and had targeted Fahrizadeh, saying, "Don't forget that name."
Since 2007, 7 nuclear scientists have been assassinated in Iran.