Iran's top nuclear scientist killed in apparent assassination, state media reports
Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was killed on Friday near Tehran, state media has reported.
Tehran, Iran (CNN)Iran's top nuclear scientist was reportedly killed Friday in an apparent assassination that the country's foreign minister linked to Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has not responded to CNN's request for comment.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahavadi was head of the research center of new technology in the elite Revolutionary Guards. He was considered one of the masterminds of Iran's controversial nuclear program.