INTERNATIONAL

Fakhrizadeh Assassinated : Iran Slams Israel For Killing Its Top Nuclear Scientist

Iran's most senior Nuclear Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the Capital Tehran, the country's Defence Ministry has confirmed.

Fakhrizadeh died in Hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand County.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has condemned the killing "as an act of state terror".

Western Intelligence Agencies believe Fakhrizadeh was behind a covert Iranian Nuclear Weapons Programme.

Iran insists its Nuclear Programme is exclusively for peaceful purposes.

But news of the killing comes amid fresh concern about the increased amount of enriched Uranium that the country is producing. Enriched Uranium is a vital component for both Civil Nuclear Power Generation and Military Nuclear Weapons.

A 2015 deal with six World Powers had placed limits on its production, but since President Donald Trump abandoned the deal in 2018, Iran has been deliberately reneging on its agreements.

Joe Biden has pledged to reengage with Iran when he takes over the US Presidency in January, despite longstanding opposition from Israel .