Iran denies NYT Mossad assassination report


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Iran denies NYT Mossad assassination report
The New York Times published a report detailing the assassination of Iran's leading nuclear scientist by a Mossad-operated AI machine gun.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, during his weekly press conference on Sunday, denied a New York Times report describing the November assassination of Iran’s leading nuclear scientist, according to Iran International TV. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in Tehran on November 26. The killing was carried out by the Mossad, The Times reported. According to the report, the gun was a modified Belgian-made FN MAG machine gun attached to a robot and powered by artificial intelligence.

The Times said its information came from interviews with US, Israeli and Iranian officials, “including two intelligence officials familiar with the details of the planning and execution of the operation.” Khatibzadeh denied the report’s claims, saying Iranian intelligence has all the details of the incident, including all the people involved.