The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, confirmed this Sunday the use of “artificial intelligence” in the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fajrizadé just over a week ago outside Tehran.
“The machine gun was equipped with artificial intelligence”, Fadavi explained during a meeting at the University of Tehran, in which he offered more information about the attack that killed the one who is considered director of the nuclear program from Iran.
Fadavi indicated that Fajrizadé had an escort made up of up to eleven members of the Revolutionary Guard and that the explosion of the vehicle from which the remote control shots were fired aimed to “remove” the protection of the scientist.
“The weapon was aimed only at the martyr Fajrizadé. His wife was not shot, despite being a few inches away. The head of the protection team also received four shots because he threw himself at Fajrizadé, “he explained, reports the FARS news agency.
“No one was at the scene of the murder and they shot themselves a total of thirteen bullets, all from inside the Nissan, the rest of the shots came from our guards, “he detailed.
Directed by satellite
Fajrizadé was assassinated on November 27 by “terrorist elements” in the outskirts of Tehran, when he and his wife went to their residence on the outskirts of the capital.
According to these reports, the shots were fired by satellite from a Nissan pickup driven by remote control, when one of the vehicles of the scientist’s entourage deviated to carry out a perimeter security control of the home.
Its about second targeted murder by a senior Iranian official, after outgoing US President Donald Trump confirmed earlier this year Washington’s authorship in the attack that killed General Qasem Soleimani.
In relation to these episodes, Fadavi explained that Tehran has not yet determined “the method of revenge”, days after the possibility of an attack on US positions in Iraq was considered to coincide with the anniversary of Soleimani’s death.
Tehran has blamed Israel of the attack on Fajrizadé, the fifth nuclear scientist to be assassinated on Iranian soil since 2010.