Transcript for Iran vows retaliation for alleged assassination of its top nuclear scientist
We head overseas now. Iran vowing retaliation for the alleged assassination of its top nuclear scientist. The country mourning his death after gunmen opened fire on his car outside of Tehran. Iranian leaders blaming Israel for the attack and calling for a, quote, calculated response. Reporter: Tonight Iran vowing revenge for the killing of their top nuclear scientist. Lawmakers chanting "Death to Israel," "Death to America," voting to reduce cooperation with international nuclear inectors. President hassan rouhani Aring Iran will respond to the assassination in a proper time. Protests in the capital Tehran as the country mourns the scientists believed to be the mastermind behind Iran's nuclear weapons program. Mohsen fakhrizadeh. Iranian officials say his car was ambushed by armed assassins Friday, blaming Israel. Israel has not responded to the claims. This attack comes as Iran has been ramping up its enrichment program after president trump pulled the U.S. Out of the Iran nuclear deal, raising tensions before the arrival of the new U.S. Administration. By attacking their nuclear scientist, by really escalating this effort, the Iranians I think are going to be more compelled to try to get a bomb quicker. This is going to complicate president Biden's diplomatic efforts. Joe Biden says he wants to rejoin the nuclear deal with Iran. Doing so would put him at odds with one of America's closest allies, Israel. Tom? Julia, thank you.
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