Reports claim that the murder of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was aided by satellites and artificial intelligence.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was shot on November 27 at the age of 61.
Fakhrizadeh, who was reportedly the mastermind of Iran’s nuclear program, traveled by car outside of Tehran with a security force of 11 guards.
About the time of his death, Ramazan Sharif, a spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said, “The murder of a scientist on the street with a satellite device cannot undermine our security.”
Now Iranian military officer Ali Fadavi claims his murder was committed when a machine gun “zoomed in” on Fakhrizadeh’s face before firing 13 bullets.
He further claimed that the weapon was placed on a Nissan truck and “ focused only on the face of martyr Fakhrizadeh in a way that, despite being only 25 centimeters, his wife [10 inches] away, was not shot. “
The machine gun was “controlled online” via satellite and also used an “advanced camera and artificial intelligence,” he continued.
He continued, “We checked and found out that a satellite was remotely controlling a machine gun and that there was no terrorist on the scene.”
Fakhrizadeh’s chief of security is believed to have received four bullets during the attack that “threw himself” on the scientist.
Last week, it was claimed that Israel was behind the attack after remains of the murder weapon indicated it came from the Israeli army.
Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen has claimed that the Israeli government has “no idea” who was behind the attack on Fakhrizadeh.
He went on to say that the attack made the world “safer” as Fakhrizadeh “had an active role in creating a nuclear weapon.”
A US government official has also claimed that Israel was behind the assassination, but declined to disclose whether President Donald Trump was aware of the attack before it took place.