The New York Times: Israel allegedly used drone and artificial intelligence gun to assassinate Iranian scientist
Israel allegedly used remote control gun to assassinate Iranian physicist Mohsen Fajrizadeh in 2020, according to the New York Times, which quotes Israeli, Iranian and American officials who did not wish to be identified.
According to the newspaper, the Israeli authorities were convinced that Fajrizadeh was leading Iran’s efforts to build a nuclear bomb, so for at least 14 years they had decided to end his life. Last year, the Mossad reportedly found a way to do so without an operation on the ground, the newspaper said.
On November 27, 2020, Fajrizadeh was driving his car, with his wife sitting in the front seat, when he was struck by a very precise shot which mortally wounded him. The physicist was admitted to hospital, where he died shortly after, while his wife was not injured.
A Mossad team allegedly led the entire operation from a command center outside the country, according to the article. The weapon used would have been a FN MAG machine gun amended Belgian-made, attached to a cutting-edge robotic device and equipped with artificial intelligence technology, according to anonymous sources. The newspaper claims that this weapon “could change the world of security and espionage.”