DECRYPTION – Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is the latest victim in a campaign of all-out attacks targeting Iran on its territory, and which has intensified in recent months.
Correspondent in Jerusalem
Satisfaction, even pride, is in order in Israel after the assassination on Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian scientist touted as the father of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear and ballistic missile program. A fog of circumstance however covers the responsibility of the operation. Israeli leaders do not comment on the death of the researcher, but a remark by Benjamin Netanyahu, posted on social networks Friday afternoon after the attack, was perceived as a heavy implication. “I did a lot of things this week, but I can’t say everything”, wrote the premier.
Unknown to the general public, although sometimes compared to Robert Oppenheimer, the designer of the American atomic bomb, or Kubrick’s Doctor Strangelove, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was in Israel’s crosshairs. At a press conference in April 2018, Benjamin Netanyahu, for whom Iran represents a threat “Existential”,
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