Did President Donald Trump greenlight Israel to assassinate an Iranian nuclear scientist who was gunned down today? Many national security and intelligence officials across the world believe the final decision must’ve come from Trump.
“A prominent Iranian nuclear scientist who was seen as a driving force behind Tehran’s disbanded effort to build a nuclear weapon nearly two decades ago was killed Friday outside Tehran in an apparent targeted ambush, Iranian officials said,” according to The Washington Post.
“Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, described the attack on the scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, as the work of “state terror” and implicated Israel as having a possible role. Officials in Israel had no comment.
“The killing of Fakhrizadeh — on a road in Damavand east of Tehran — was the third high-profile attack to shake Tehran’s leadership in less than a year.”…
“Analysts also said the timing of the attack appeared linked to the impending change of U.S. administrations.”
Here are two tweets related to the attack. The first tweet was retweeted by President Trump which may indicate his agreement with the assassination. WARNING: The second tweet contains gruesome photos.
Please share your thoughts about the assassination of this Iranian nuclear scientist in the comment section. If President Trump gave the okay to Israel to kill him, do you agree with that decision?
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated in Damavand, east of Tehran according to reports in Iran. He was head of Iran’s secret military program and wanted for many years by Mossad. His death is a major psychological and professional blow for Iran.
— Yossi Melman (@yossi_melman) November 27, 2020
BREAKING: The alleged head of Iran’s military nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated Friday near Tehran after his motorcade came under attack with explosives and gun fire. pic.twitter.com/uI01bc46Ig
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 27, 2020