WASHINGTON, November 27. / TASS /. The US Department of Defense is not commenting on the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fahrizadeh, who was the head of the Iranian Defense Ministry's research center. This was announced on Friday to a TASS correspondent by an official representative of the Pentagon.
“We have nothing for you about this,” he said. The White House and the US State Department have not yet responded to TASS's request for comment.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump posted on his Twitter page several entries by other users of the social network about the murder of Fakhrizade. One of these reports, written by Israeli journalist Yossi Melman, specifically claimed that the Iranian scientist had been the target of Israel's Mossad intelligence service for many years. The owner of the White House did not add any comments of his own to these retweets. In turn, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter that the trail of Israel can be traced in the story of the murder of Fakhrizade.
Fars news agency reported an attempt on the life of a physicist in the area of the city of Damovend, Tehran province. The country's defense ministry later confirmed that Fakhrizadeh was wounded and died in hospital.