On Friday, Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated near Tehran. “Several Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated over the years, but Fakhrizadeh was by far the most important nuclear scientist to be assassinated to date” reports the Jerusalem Post. In fact, “he was so important” that it was not until Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “showed his picture, there were no photographs available of him and Iranian authorities even denied numerous requests from the Atomic Energy Agency to interview him.”
It is still unclear who was successful at the assassination of Iran’s most lucrative nuclear scientist, despite Iran’s efforts to protect him. However, Netanyahu put Fakhrizadeh on the global stage when in 2018 Netanyahu stated “Head of Project Amad is Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Remember that name.” Netanyahu’s comment came after he revealed Israel had obtained 100,000 files from Iran’s secret nuclear archives.
“While Iran was forced to shelve Project Amad in 2003, it continued with its nuclear ambitions and Western intelligence sources even revealed that in 2013 Fakhrizadeh had attended a North Korean nuclear weapons test” according to the Jerusalem Post. In 2014 The New York Times compared Fakhrizadeh to Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the American nuclear bomb.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen Aviv Kochavi said “Iran has become the most dangerous country in the Middle East” at a ceremony in June at the opening of the Strategy and Third-Circle Directorate, a new position to focus on Israel’s fight with Iran. Kochavi added Iran has “made significant progress with its nuclear program, but the nuclear [threat] is no longer the only threat. Iran also possesses conventional weapons.”
The Jerusalem Post states “the message is clear: Remember, no nuclear scientist is safe” adding Fakhrizadeh’s death “will very likely put Iran’s nuclear program on hold. At least for a while.” His death also is “a major signal that Israel and the United States will not give up on preventing the country from obtaining such weaponry.”
BIBI’S BOMBSHELL: Israeli PM ‘HAS EVIDENCE’ Iran Violating Nuclear Deal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed “dramatic” evidence Monday that the Iranian regime has been “lying” about its advanced nuclear weapons program; claiming the Islamic Republic was “hiding material” following the Obama-era agreement.
Netanyahu confirmed the revelation in a fiery press conference, adding that his government has received stunning new information in the previous “10 days” that the Iranian regime had relocated “half a ton” of covert files to a “secret location.”
“These files conclusively prove that Iran is brazenly lying when it says it never had a nuclear weapons program,” he said.
According to Fox News, Netanyahu briefed both President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend.
The new report raises serious questions over the future of the Iranian nuclear agreement, with President Trump expected to make his final decision over the international pact in the coming weeks.
BIZARRE THEORY: Iranian President Says ISRAEL Supporting, Arming ISIS Fighters Around the World
Iranian President Rouhani sat down with Fox News’ Chris Wallace this week during the United States General Assembly meeting in New York City, bizarrely claiming the Israeli government is aiding ISIS fighters across the Middle East.
“Those who fight for the freedom of their homes are not terrorists. Those are terrorists who render aid to ISIS. Israel is the country that takes care of the injured ISIS fighters, they make weapons available to them,” said Rouhani.
“Israel supports ISIS?” asked a surprised Chris Wallace.
“Certainly, undoubtedly. Do you have any doubts? Would you like to see the proof? You should visit Israeli hospitals and see the injured ISIS war fighters… You should see the weapons captured, see that they’re Israeli made,” claimed the Iranian President.
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Iranian officials threatened the United States with “all out war” last week after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Tehran of launching a series of drone strikes that incapacitated 50% of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was speaking with CNN when he warned the Trump administration that any military strike would result in a prolonged conflict with the Islamic Republic.
“We won’t blink to defend our territory,” Zarif said, adding his military will fight “to the last American soldier”
“I make a very serious statement about defending our country. I am making a very serious statement that we don’t want to engage in a military confrontation,” he added.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed Wednesday that the recent drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil-industry likely originated in Iran, not Yemen as previously believed by intelligence officials.
“U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday doubled down on accusations Iran is responsible for the weekend bombing on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, telling reporters that the strike was ‘an act of war,’” reports Fox News.
“I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” posted the President on social media.