Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi
محسن فخریزاده مهابادی
|Died||27 November 2020 (aged 61–62)|
|Cause of death||Gunshot wounds during assassination|
Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics
|Years of service||1980–2020|
Career[change | change source]
He also was a brigadier general in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, senior scientist in the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics and the former head of the Physics Research Center (PHRC) at Lavizan-Shian.
Murder[change | change source]
On 27 November 2020, Fakhrizadeh was assassinated while traveling in a caer near Tehran. The attack began when a truck carrying explosives hidden under a load of wood exploded near Fakhrizadeh's car. A second car was destroyed with a bomb.
More readings[change | change source]
- Gaietta, Michele (2015). The Trajectory of Iran's Nuclear Program. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137508256. ISBN 978-1-349-57841-2.
- Nougayrède, Natalie (2012-02-19). "L'homme du projet 111 iranien". Le Temps (in French). ISSN 1423-3967.
References[change | change source]
- "Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: key figure in Iran's nuclear efforts who avoided limelight". The Guardian. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
- Salem, Tamara Qiblawi, Nick Paton Walsh, Ramin Mostaghim and Mostafa. "Iran's top nuclear scientist killed in apparent assassination, state media reports". CNN. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
- Bednarz, Dieter; Follath, Erich; Stark, Holger (2010-01-25). "The Secret Nuclear Dossier: Intelligence from Tehran Elevates Concern in the West". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
- Alexander, Yonah; Hoenig, Milton M. (2008). The New Iranian Leadership: Ahmadinejad, Terrorism, Nuclear Ambition, and the Middle East. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 153. ISBN 978-0-275-99639-0.
- Linzer, Dafna (2006-02-08). "Strong Leads and Dead Ends in Nuclear Case Against Iran". The Washington Post. ProQuest 409977663.
- "Gunned-down Iranian nuclear scientist was an Israeli target for years". Los Angeles Times. 2020-11-27. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
- "Alleged head of Iran's nuclear weapons program is assassinated near Tehran". The Times of Israel. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
- Binding, Linda (2020-11-27). "Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Senior Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated". Sky News.
- Tolliver, Sandy (27 November 2020). "Who killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's nuclear chief? Israel is the likely suspect". The Hill.