Iran held a ceremony to mourn prominent nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Sunday (November 29) days after his killing which Tehran blames on Israel.
Fakhrizadeh, long suspected by Western and Israeli governments of masterminding a secret nuclear weapons program, was ambushed on a highway near Tehran on Friday (November 27) and gunned down in his car.
Kamal Kharrazi, a top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader, said in a statement on Sunday that those responsible would receive a "calculated and decisive answer" while one hardline Iranian newspaper called for an attack on the port city Haifa if an Israeli role is proven.
Iran has in the past accused Israel of killing several nuclear scientists since 2010.
Iran's Supreme Leader has banned its government from importing COVID-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain. Iran has been the worst hit coronavirus country in the Middle East. Adam Reed reports.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the incoming U.S. administration on Wednesday to return to a 2015 nuclear agreement and lift sanctions on Tehran, while welcoming the end of President Donald Trump's era of "oppression and corruption."
Thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark square in central Baghdad on theanniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqimilitia leader in a US drone strike. The killing of general Qassim Soleimaniand Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in 2020 pushed Tehran and Washington perilouslyclose to all-out conflict and sparked outrage in Iraq, leading parliament topass a non-binding resolution days later calling for the expulsion of allforeign troops.
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In an interview with CBS, Dr. Deborah Birx said she saw President Donald Trump presenting graphs about the coronavirus pandemic that she never made and claimed that someone either outside or inside the administration was creating a parallel set of data to show to Trump.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on track to meet his claim of inoculating Israel’s entire 9 million population by the end of March. CNN’s Sam Kiley reports the UN insists that Israel, and the “occupying power,” is responsible for ensuring that more than 4.5 million Palestinians also get the coronavirus vaccine.