Israeli intelligence eliminated the Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh with the help of a high-tech robotic machine gun. This is reported by The New York Times.
According to media reports, the device, capable of making up to 600 shots per minute, was equipped with artificial intelligence and several cameras. They controlled it via satellite. Since the robot, along with the Belgian FN MAG machine gun, weighed about a ton, the Mossad had to deliver it to Iran in parts and assemble it on the spot.
Then the structure was placed in the back of a pickup truck packed with explosives to hide all the evidence after the murder. However, this plan could not be fully implemented: the explosion only damaged the device and did not destroy it. This, as the newspaper notes, helped to confirm Tehran’s version that the murder was carried out with the help of remote-controlled weapons.
Deputy Head of the Iranian Defense Ministry, nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an assassination attempt near Tehran on November 27, 2020: he was seriously injured and died in hospital. Apart from Fakhrizade and his bodyguards, there was no one at the scene of the incident. The scientist led the organization of research and innovation at the defense ministry and served as its deputy’s head.
The Iranian authorities blamed Israel for the incident, and the “Organization of the Mujahideen of the Iranian People” banned in the country, promising to respond to the murder. Some Iranian officials also pointed to the involvement of the United States and Saudi Arabia and reported the detention of persons involved in the assassination attempt.