A senior Iranian commander was quoted as saying that satellite-controlled machine guns and artificial intelligence were used to kill the country’s top nuclear scientists.
According to Reuters, the semi-official Tasnim News Agency quoted Revolutionary Guard Deputy Commander Ali Fadavi (Ali Fadavi) as saying that scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was “appropriated” in an attack. “13 shots” shot to death.
Iranian state media initially reported that Fakhrizadeh, who had previously led the country’s military nuclear program, was shot dead by “armed terrorists” at the end of last month.
But in a ceremony Sunday, Fadavi said “no terrorists were present on the ground” at the time of the attack.
“Martyr Fakhrizadeh was driving when a weapon, using an advanced camera, zoomed in on him,” Fadavi said, according to Reuters.
“Some 13 shots were fired at martyr Fakhrizadeh with a machine gun controlled by satellite… During the operation artificial intelligence and face recognition were used,” he said. “His wife, sitting 25 centimeters away from him in the same car, was not injured.”
“The machine gun was placed on a pick-up truck and was controlled by a satellite,” he added.
Iranian officials have provided conflicting information regarding Fakhrizadeh’s death, with the country saying on Sunday they found “clues about the assassins.” Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Ali Shamkhani announced last week the assassination was completed with “electronic devices”