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Top Iran adviser vows ‘calculated and decisive’ response to nuke chief’s killing

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A senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday vowed the Islamic Republic would retaliate over the killing of its top nuclear scientist, allegedly by Israel.

“Undoubtedly, Iran will give a calculated and decisive answer to the criminals who took Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh from the Iranian nation,” said Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, according to the Reuters news agency.

Iran claimed Sunday that an initial investigation has indicated the assassination of the country’s alleged nuclear weapons mastermind Mohsen Fakhrizadeh bears similarities to an attack on one of its uranium enrichment facilities earlier this year, and that Israel appears to be behind both.

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“In the Natanz incident, it can be said that their elements are the same as the recent incident, and it seems that the Zionist regime is involved in these cases,” Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Sunday, according to The Tehran Times, referring to the June incident at the central Iranian uranium plant. Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi speaks in a press briefing in Tehran, Iran, July 7, 2019. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)

Fakhrizadeh, the scientist said by Israel and the US to head Iran’s rogue nuclear weapons program, was assassinated Friday in an ambush near the capital Tehran, Iran’s defense ministry said. The ministry confirmed the death of Fakhrizadeh, a professor of physics and an officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, after it was widely reported in Iranian media.

Several top Iranian officials........

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