Fakhrizadeh's assassination: A new diplomatic obstacle for Biden's Iran policy

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Iranian ministry of defence’s research and innovation organisation and a key figure in Tehran’s nuclear program, was assassinated on 27 November.The killing was decried as an act of “state terror” carried out by the Islamic Republic’s enemies, according to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The tactics strongly suggest that it was an operation by Israel’s Mossad’s intelligence agency.Fakhrizadeh’s assassination was instructive of the weaknesses in Iran’s security apparatus. In light of the United Arab Emirates-Israel normalisation agreement and Tel Aviv’s ro…

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