Tehran (IP) - Iranian President in a statement on Saturday condemned the assassination of the head of the Research and Innovation Organisation of the Iranian Ministry of Defence and said this desperate and inhuman act showed the enemies’ despair.

Iran Press/Iran News: The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani on Saturday condoled the family of Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and the scientific community and the people of Iran.

Rouhani stressed that undoubtedly, this terrorist and desperate act is due to the inability of the sworn enemies of the Iranian nation against the scientific movement and the honors and capabilities of the great nation of Iran and the successive defeats of the enemies in the region and other world political arenas.

He noted that the act reminded the world of the depth of enemies' malice and grudge like other inhuman acts.

The president announced that enemies of the Iranian nation should know that assassination will not disrupt the will of the youth and scientists of Iran to follow the path of accelerated scientific growth and conquer the peaks of pride; rather, it will make them more determined to continue the path of this precious martyr.

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Head of the Research and Innovation Organization of the Ministry of Defense, was assassinated in a terrorist operation on Friday at 2:30 PM local time in Absard, Damavand county, near Tehran. 101

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