Tehran (IP) - Iran has promised a due time response to the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Research and Innovation Organisation of the Ministry of Defence.

Iran Press/Iran News: "The killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh will not remain unanswered," Iranian Presiden Hassan Rouhani said, speaking at a meeting of the Coronavirus Fight National Headquarters on Saturday.

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. 

Iran is aware of the enemy’s intentions and won’t let them achieve their evil objectives, Rouhani added.

The President stated that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was an Iranian researcher and scientist who in recent months had devoted his time to COVID-19 and researching and manufacturing kits in this field.

Rouhani noted that the brutal assassination shows that the enemies are in anxious weeks, weeks when they feel their pressure is easing and global conditions are changing and it's important for them to make the most of these days so that they can both create uncertain conditions in the region and to divert global attention from the terror and intimidation they have created in the occupied territories these days to other problems and issues.

The president stressed that all think tanks and enemies of Iran should know that the Iranian nation and the officials of the country will not ignore this criminal act and the relevant authorities will respond to this crime in a timely and appropriate manner.

He explained that the Zionists are thinking of creating a riot, but the Iranian nation is smarter and wiser than falling into the trap of their conspiracy; they should know that they will not succeed in achieving their evil goals.

He added that the Zionist regime and those who are against Iran should know that Iran's development and research will continue rapidly and with the loss of Martyr Fakhrizadeh, many others will work hard and make up for his absence. 101

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