The Jewish Chronicles, a publication based out of Britain, has revealed in a shocking report on Wednesday that the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27 was carried out using an high-tech automated gun.
The gun was smuggled into Iran piece by piece, very discreetly by a team of 20 Mossad operatives assisted by local agents as well.
The report further claims that one Iranian armed forces personnel was also involved in the assassination plot.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, known as the father of the Iranian nuclear weapons programme was shot multiple times by the automatic weapon as he travelled in a convoy of vehicles with his wife and bodyguards.
Masterly planning & execution
The usage of a highly advanced and precise automated gun is evident from the lack of injury to any other person travelling in the motorcade – including his wife who was sitting in the same vehicle as the scientist.
The extremely deadly hyper-accurate automated weapon, mounted on top of a Nissan pickup truck, was used to protect civilians from collateral damage.
The weapon was being remotely operated by agents on field from a distance. It was a very heavy weapon owing to the extra weight of the in-built self-destructive bomb planted to remove any evidence from the site of assassination.
Automated weapons have the ability to apply lethal force without requiring any human intervention and are currently within the operational use of militarily advanced countries like Israel.
Damage to Iran’s nuclear programme
The Jewish Chronicles claimed to have obtained classified information reflecting the damage done to Iran’s nuclear weapon programme by the elimination of its top nuclear scientist and mastermind of most ambitious plans. The JC claimed that “it will take six years before a replacement for Fakhrizadeh is fully operational and that his death had “extended the period of time it would take Iran to achieve a bomb from about three-and-a-half months to two years”.
It’s noteworthy that soon after the attack, Iran pointed fingers at Israel and hinted at an alleged involvement of its state-run intelligence agency Mossad.
The Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif took to Twitter saying, “serious indications of (an) Israeli role”.
On the latest revelations, when asked by media personnel to comment, the Israeli government spokesman responded by saying: “We never comment on such matters. There has been no change in our position.”