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Iran Says Israel Remotely Killed Military Nuclear Scientist

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In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry, military personnel carry the flag draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a scientist who was killed on Friday, in a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Iran held the funeral service for Fakhrizadeh, who founded its military nuclear program two decades ago, with the Islamic Republic's defense minister vowing to continue the man's work "with more speed and more power." (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

(AP) — A top Iranian security official says Israel used “electronic devices” to remotely kill a military nuclear scientist. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, made the comment Monday to Iranian state television at the funeral for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Shamkhani’s remark drastically changes the story of Fakhrizadeh’s killing Friday. Authorities initially said a truck exploded and then gunmen opened fire on the scientist, killing him.

 

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