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Iran says nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed by a ‘remote-controlled machine gun’ – SBS News

A top Iranian security official has accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill the scientist who founded the country’s nuclear program.

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Iran said that Israel and an exiled opposition group used new and “complex” methods to assassinate its leading nuclear scientist, as it buried him on Monday in a funeral befitting a top “martyr”.
As it laid Mohsen Fakhrizadeh – seen by Israel as the “father” of Iran’s nuclear weapons programme – to rest, the Islamic republic also vowed to redouble his work.
Mr Fakhrizadeh died Friday after his car and bodyguards were targeted in a bomb and gun attack on a major road outside the capital, heightening…

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