State media announced that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top nuclear scientist in Iran, was assassinated.
On Friday, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was shot while riding in a vehicle near Teheran, the capital of the state.
He was seriously wounded, and the doctors were unable to save him at the hospital.
The deceased was head of the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program before it was disbanded in the early 2000s.
The Iran Defence Ministry confirmed Fakhrizadeh’s passing in a statement.
“Unfortunately, the medical team did not succeed in reviving him, and a few minutes ago, this manager and scientist achieved the high status of martyrdom after years of effort and struggle,” it read.