Prominent Iranian scientist killed in apparent assassination

Iranian officials said Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was ambushed in his car by what they call "armed terrorists" outside of Tehran. He later died at a hospital.
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Overseas tonight major developments in. Gunman opened fire on his car outside of two run Iran is calling it an act of state terror. Incident places a new burden on the incoming Biden administration here's ABC's James long. Tonight Iran says its most senior nucleus scientist has been assassinated near the capital Tehran. Iranian officials say mosques in fact result it was ambushed in his car on what they call arms terrorists spraying the windshield with bullets. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital he's the man west and intelligent thing was behind the country's Covert nuclear weapons program. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about in in May 2018. This is don't do Molson falcons have been. Federal budget don't Bob put it remember them and falcons of the Iran's foreign minister edge about the reef is called the killing an active state terra accusing Israel of being behind it. Or tonight neither Israel nor the Pentagon is commenting Israel was white he blamed for four other assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists. Between 2010 and 2012. Packers on his kidding comes as concerns grow over Iran's uranium enrichment activity. That was what the now severely weakened Iran nuclear deal from which president from withdrew was meant to stop. James long been joins us now from London and didn't show I'm has signaled that his administration would rejoin nuclear agreement with the bond but. Any it running in retaliation for this attack could complicate that. It S right. Lindsay and tonight Iran is already vowing revenge in this puts president elect Biden in an all quit position. Because the Middle East is already in a tense situation this pushes a situation that that's the edge just before he takes office in. James thanks so much.

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