"Killing Iran’s Nuke Chief May Hurt Israel More Than He Ever Did in His Life
There are two possible explanations to the timing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s killing. Both are tied to Biden’s inauguration on January 20, and both are extremely high-risk
Fakhrizadeh has been a potential target for Israel, as well as other nations, for over a decade."
"Despite the Blow to Morale, Iran Will Find a Nuclear Scientist Just as Talented as the Assassinated Fakhrizadeh
Also, the responses from Netanyahu and Trump could be interpreted as a deliberate attempt to exacerbate an already tense situation"
"Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientist a Tactical Success That Risks Strategic Escalation
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's killing will complicate Biden's return to nuclear deal . If Israel is behind it, it may find it has damaged its relationship with the administration more than it damaged Iran"
Rohani Accuses Israel of Killing Nuclear Scientist, Vowing Revenge 'At Proper Time'
The death of Fakhrizadeh could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump's U.S. presidency while complicating any effort by President-elect Joe Biden to revive the detente of Barack Obama's presidency.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said earlier that Israel was likely behind the assassination. "Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators,"
"Iran calls on international community – and especially EU – to end their shameful double standards and condemn this act of state terror."
The New York Times cited three intelligence officials who say Israel, who made no official statement on Fakhrizadeh's death, was behind the shooting attack.
Israel declined to comment. In the United States, the White House, Pentagon, State Department and CIA all declined to comment. Biden's transition team also declined to comment.
Israel behind hit on architect of Iranian nuclear weapons program — NY Times
Three intelligence officials tell paper that Jerusalem is responsible for assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, as Iran vows ‘severe revenge’ for killing .
Trump himself on Friday retweeted a posting from Israeli journalist Yossi Melman, an expert on the Israeli Mossad intelligence service, about the killing. Melman’s tweet called the killing a “major psychological and professional blow for Iran.”
Ellie Geranmayeh of the European Council on International Relations said on Twitter that the “objective behind the killing wasn’t to hinder [Iran’s] nuclear program but to undermine diplomacy.”
She noted that recent high-level visits by US officials to Israel and Saudi Arabia “raised flags something being cooked up” to “provoke Iran & complicate Biden’s diplomatic push.”
Det spekuleres vel ikke så veldig mye..Selv israelske journalister ser ikke ut å være forbauset eller sterkt tvilsomme til at USA/israel står bak. Tvert i mot.
Så gjenstår det å se Iran's "takk for sist" og hvor de setter det inn...i israel eller USA.
Selvgjort er velgjort, så det kan bli stygt