Revolutionary Guards say satellite-controlled device used in hit on scientist Fakhrizadeh

A spokesman for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps says that “advanced satellite-controlled electronic instruments,” were used in the assassination of leading nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27, according to Tasnim news, which is closely linked to the IRGC.

Claims of a satellite-guided remotely controlled rifle used in the assassination were earlier made by Ali Shamkhani, senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamanei, and have filtered into various unconfirmed accounts of the killing, which remains under a thick fog.

Military personnel stand near the flag-draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a nuclear scientist who was killed on Friday, during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, November 30, 2020. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif adds that Israel, which has been blamed for the attack, should expect payback, and claims that 2,800 “elites of regional Islamic nations” have been assassinated by Israel over the last 70 years.

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