Iran claims the killing of the country's top nuclear scientist was carried out remotely with artificial intelligence and a machine gun equipped with a ‘satellite-controlled smart system.’
Iran has blamed Israel for the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, but Israel has neither confirmed or denied the killing. Western intelligence services claim Fakhrizadeh was the mastermind of a covert Iranian program to develop nuclear weapons capability.
‘No terrorists were present on the ground... Martyr Fakhrizadeh was driving when a weapon, using an advanced camera, zoomed in on him,’ semi-official agency Tasnim quoted Ali Fadavi, the deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, as saying in a ceremony on Sunday.
‘The machine gun was placed on a pick-up truck and was controlled by a satellite.’
He said that the gun fired 13 shots at Fakhrizadeh but was so accurate that the scientist's wife, who was sitting in the same car, was not injured.
‘The gun was focused only on Martyr Fakhrizadeh, and his wife was not shot, despite being a few centimeters away,’ he said.