The Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei, on Saturday, called for an investigation into the ambush that killed its notable scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Fakhrizadeh, who was attacked on Friday, near Tehran, reportedly died in a hospital.
Reacting to the development, Khamenei noted that the relevant international authorities must not be silent on the matter but must prosecute those involved in the act.
“One of our country’s eminent scientists in the nuclear & defense fields – Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh -has been martyred by brutal mercenaries. With his great, enduring scientific efforts, he sacrificed his life on the path of God & the lofty status of martyrdom is his divine reward.
“All relevant administrators must seriously place two crucial matters on their agendas: 1st to investigate this crime and firmly prosecute its perpetrators and its commanders, 2nd to continue the martyr’s scientific and technological efforts in all the sectors where he was active,” he tweeted.
Recall that after the incident on Friday, Iran’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Javad Zarif, had accused Israel of sponsoring the act.
“Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators
“Iran calls on int’l community—and especially EU—to end their shameful double standards & condemn this act of state terror,” he had alleged via tweet.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Government is yet to respond to the allegation as of the time of filing this report.
Iran and Israel have over the years, accused each other of distabilizing the Middle East region.