Tehran prosecutor indicts 14 people linked to Fakhrizadeh's murder
The judiciary charged fourteen individuals linked to the assassination of the late Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Tehran's chief prosecutor said on Saturday that the judiciary pressed charges against 14 individuals in relation to the murder of the late scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
"The indictment in the case of the assassination of scientist Fakhrizadeh has been submitted to the court and will be considered soon," according to Fars news agency.
In September 2022, more than two years after Fakhrizadeh was assassinated, the Public Prosecution Office in Iran issued a decision to incriminate and hold accountable 14 people involved in the case of Fakhrizadeh's assassination.
Prosecutor Ali Salehi said the charges included "corruption on earth," "participation in intelligence and espionage cooperation for the benefit of the Zionist regime," "collusion with the aim of disrupting the security of the country," and “acting against the country’s national security."
Fakhrizadeh died two years ago after an elaborately planned ambush on Friday on the vicinities of Tehran. He was shot inside his car, while riding with his wife, and succumbed to his wounds. His bodyguard also died in the attack.
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Shortly after his death, Iran directly blamed "Israel" and the former foreign minister, Muhammad Javad Zarif, wrote on Twitter that "there are serious indications of the existence of an Israeli role."
Later, an Israeli intelligence official admitted to the New York Times that Fakhrizadeh was assassinated by "Tel Aviv" and pointed out that "'Israel' will take any necessary steps to halt the Iranian nuclear program."
Likewise, Israeli media quoted the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, hinting at "a possible Israeli participation in the assassination."
The West had long claimed that Fakhrizadeh was "the mastermind of a 'secret nuclear program' to build a nuclear bomb," while Western and Israeli intelligence services accused him for years of being "the man responsible for running a clandestine nuclear weapons program that was suspended in 2003."
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