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Iran's Rouhani accuses Israel for the killing of nuclear scientist - TV

28 Nov 2020 / 13:48 H.

    DUBAI, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Iran's president on Saturday accused Israel of killing a prominent Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme, state TV reported.

    "Once again, the evil hands of global arrogance were stained with the blood of the mercenary usurper Zionist regime," a term for Israel, President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement, according to state TV.

    "The assassination of martyr (Mohsen) Fakhrizadeh shows our enemies' despair and the depth of their hatred... His martyrdom will not slow down our achievements."

    (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by William Mallard)

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