Top Iranian nuclear scientist has been killed by a satellite-controlled gun.
This sensational claim was made by deputy commander of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Commodore Ali Fadavi.
“A satellite-controlled machine gun with artificial intelligence was used to kill top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh,” claimed Revolutionary Guards.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in a gun and car bomb attack on the outskirts of Tehran on November 27.
“Fakhrizadeh was killed while driving on a highway east of the capital when the weapon ‘zoomed in’ on him using artificial intelligence,” said Commodore Ali Fadavi to local media.
Fadavi further said that a total of 13 shots were fired at Fakhrizadeh with pin-point accuracy. Such was the accuracy that his wife, sitting beside him, escaped injury, he said.
He added, “Fadavi also said that Fakhrizadeh’s head of security took four bullets as he threw himself on the scientist and that there were no terrorists at the scene.”
Tehran, meanwhile, has blamed Israel for Fakhrizadeh’s killing.
However, Israel is yet to comment on the allegations levelled by Iran.
The incident is the second targeted killing of a high-ranking Iranian official since January.
Earlier, this year outgoing US President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike on General Qassem Soleimani.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was a professor of physics at Imam Hussein University of Tehran and head of the Iranian Defence Ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research.
He was also dubbed as the ‘father of the Iranian bomb’.
Meanwhile, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for ‘punishing’ the perpetrators of the attack.