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Widow of slain Iran nuclear scientist: His wish to be ‘martyred’ came true

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The widow of the Iranian nuclear scientist who was assassinated on Friday said her husband had wanted to die a “martyr,” and predicted his death would spark a thousand others to take up his work.

After years of being in the shadows, the image of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suddenly was to be seen everywhere in Iranian media on Saturday, as his widow spoke on state television and officials publicly demanded revenge on Israel for the scientist’s slaying.

Fakhrizadeh’s widow appeared unnamed on state television in a black chador.

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“He wanted to get martyred and his wish came true,” she said. Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi (R) pays respects to the body of slain scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh among his family, in the capital Tehran on November 28, 2020. (MIZAN NEWS AGENCY / AFP)

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, after it was widely reported in Iranian media.

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

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