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Iran capable of confronting enemy’s assassination tech: Defense chief

Iran’s defense chief says the Islamic Republic is capable of overcoming the technological methods deployed by the enemy to carry out targeted killings inside the country.

“We are capable of confronting the technologies that are used by the enemy to carry out assassinations,” Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Tuesday.

However, the enemy will always have some room to maneuverer since it is the one choosing the method, time and place of the atrocities, the minister noted.

The adversaries tend to use their methods on a one-off basis and turn to different means for their next move, he added.

Hatami, meanwhile, cited the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a senior Iranian nuclear physicist, near Tehran on November 27, in which the Israeli regime that has targeted many Iranian nuclear scientists in the past, is the prime suspect.

He regretted that while technology is oftentimes used to better human life, this crime manifested the “dark use” of the knowhow.

Spokesman for Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said, “Advanced electronic instruments guided by satellite” equipment had been used to enable the assassination.

The defense minister said that Fakhrizadeh’s assassination was a reminder that confronting Iran’s scientific advancement was a priority for the enemy.

“The enemy’s objective is to get the message across to our youth that it won’t tolerate our country’s independence in science and defense sectors; however, every time an assassination occurs, our youth come forward, more talented and motivated, to follow in the footsteps of these martyrs,” he said.

Source: Press TV

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