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'Punishment' for scientist's murderers'

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for the “punishment” of the ones involved in the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the country’s top nuclear scientist.

Punishment for scientists murderers

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Nov 2020 7:15 AM GMT

TEHRAN: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for the "punishment" of the ones involved in the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the country's top nuclear scientist.

In a statement posted on Khamenei's website, the Supreme Leader said that the prominent defence and nuclear scientist was "martyred by the criminal mercenaries", reports Xinhua news agency.

He also called on the country's authorities to "seriously probe this crime and punish the perpetrators".

Khamenei further urged the "continuation of scientific and technological efforts" of Fakhrizadeh's.

A professor of physics at Imam Hussein University of Tehran, Fakhrizadeh, dubbed the "father of the Iranian bomb", was assassinated near the capital city on Friday by "armed terrorists", the country's Ministry of Defence announced. (IANS)

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