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May 22, 2022
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Iranian Political Analyst Emad Abshenas: Assassinations Will Continue So Long As Officials Ignore The Instructions Of Security Agencies, Like Fakhrizadeh Did

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Source: Al-Araby TV (Qatar)

In a May 22, 2022 interview on Al-Araby TV (Qatar), Iranian political analyst Emad Abshenas, editor-in-chief of Iran Diplomatic, discussed the same-day assassination of IRGC Qods Force Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodayari in Tehran, which he attributed to Israel. Abshenas said that such assassinations will continue to take place because the war between Israel and Iran is ongoing. In addition, he said that one of the main reasons for such assassinations is that Iranian scientists and military and IRGC officials ignore the warnings and security instructions of Iran's security agencies. He explained that this had been the case with Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a senior Iranian nuclear scientists who was assassinated in 2020.

Emad Abshenas: "I do not expect these assassinations [of Iranian officials] to stop. Practically speaking, these assassinations will continue. The security agencies say this will be the last assassination, but I do not expect that this will be the case, because this war between Iran and the Zionist entity is ongoing, and both sides deliver blows to one another.

"When there is an assassination — just like Israel does not claim responsibility officially, Iran does not claim responsibility for these operations.


"In my view, one of the main reasons [for these assassinations] is that unfortunately, in Iran, a large number of officials in the IRGC or the army, or other military officials or scientists do not follow the instructions of the security agencies.

"A month before his assassination, the martyr Fakhrizadeh was asked by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence not to go to the place where he would later be assassinated, yet he insisted on going there."



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