Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is ambushed and executed by Israeli officials. The attack comes just one week after Israel media reported that the country was working with the U.S. on a secret operation against Iran.
Donald Trump brags about the murder on Twitter, sharing a tweet that attempts to explain the significance of the attack.
The Trump Administration might be involved in the assassination. Israel has been this administration’s closest foreign ally, and Trump has made many efforts since 2017 to push Iran towards war. Just two weeks before, Trump asked about a military strike on Iran.
Multiple foreign intelligence agencies confirm that Israel is responsible for the attack, but Iranians believe the U.S. is involved. After the news breaks, protesters in Iran take to the streets to demand retaliation against the United States.
Fakhrizadeh had been a target of Benjamin Netanyahu’s since at least 2018.
Former CIA Director John Brennan, aware of the risks we may face because of the attack, asks Iran to wait for the next administration to be in power before determining an appropriate response.
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