Leader Orders ‘Definitive Punishment’ of Scientist’s Assassins
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has called for those involved in the assassination of prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh to be brought to justice.
In a Saturday statement, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged relevant bodies to pursue the issue.
“All relevant authorities should seriously put two key issues on the agenda,” he said in a message.
“First, they should follow up on this crime and mete out definitive punishment for those who perpetrated and ordered it,” said the Leader.
“Authorities should also follow up on the scientific and technical efforts made by martyr Fakhrizadeh in all sectors that he was working in,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader also expressed condolence on the martyrdom of the eminent scientist.
Meanwhile Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami in a message condemned assassination of the outstanding manager in Iran’s defense sector, saying that perpetrators of the ‘big crime’ will certainly be punished severely.
“Such crimes will not undermine determination of the Iranians to continue this glorious and powerful path, and severe revenge and punishment of the perpetrators is on the agenda,” he said.
The commander also expressed condolences over martyrdom of the great Iranian scientist in the field of strategic industries in a terror attack designed and directed by the fake, terrorist and child-killing Zionist regime.
No doubt, the valuable efforts of the honorable martyr in the field of defense industry and other strategic areas of the country as well as combating coronavirus will remain in the historical memory of the country and serve as a source of inspiration for the children of the Iranian nation in the universities and higher science and technology centers in creating other honors and amazing progress in future, Major General Salami said.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated by terrorists in a terrorist attack near the capital Tehran on Friday.
During exchange of fires, the security team protecting Iranian scientists were also injured and transferred to hospital.
Meanwhile Foreign Minister said that the Martyrdom in the way of God is the art of the men of God and the punishment of the oppressors is a divine tradition.
“The Islamic Republic once again fell victim to a terrorist operation and the scientist of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program was martyred by terrorists,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted in Arabic on Friday night following the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.