On Thursday, an Iranian court ruled that Washington should pay over $4 billion in compensation to the families of nuclear scientists who were allegedly assassinated in recent years.

Iran has accused the United States, Israel, or both of a series of killings targeting key figures, including the November 2020 assassination of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Iran has seen a spate of assassinations by motorcycle-riding hitmen, drone attacks, and even poisonings of operatives believed to be connected to its nuclear weapons program.

According to the state-run IRNA media, the court order comes amid a shadow war with Iran’s arch-enemy, Israel, which is determined to prevent the rogue Islamist nation from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said recently:

“At this very time, Iran is making an effort to complete the production and installation of 1,000 advanced IR6 centrifuges at its nuclear facilities, including a new facility being built at an underground site near Natanz.” 

According to reports, the families of three nuclear scientists killed in assassinations should be paid $4.3 billion, including to one who was wounded after they filed suit.

It is unlikely the Biden administration will take the court order seriously because the country has no U.S. assets to seize.

While suspicion about the clandestine efforts to stop Iran from arming up has focused on Israel, the court order only referred to Israel as a “Zionist regime” supported by the U.S. in its “organized crime.”

According to Daily Wire, here are the lists of mysterious deaths and attacks on key facilities that have accelerated inside the rogue nation in recent months.

  • Earlier this month, Col. Ali Esmailzadeh of the Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force reportedly died after falling from his roof. Opponents of the Islamic Republic claimed he was killed by the state because they suspected him of being a spy.
  • In late May, assassins on motorcycles gunned down Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari, another key member of the Quds Force who had planned attacks on Israelis in a hit in Tehran. Khodayari, who was known to work in Syria on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards unit, was involved in planning attacks on Jews and Israelis around the world, The Jerusalem Post reported.
  • Israel was accused of poisoning two Iranian scientists last month. Ayoub Entezari, an aerospace engineer at a missile and drone research facility in the city of Yazd, fell sick after returning from a May 31 dinner and died of suspected poisoning. Kamran Aghamolaei, a geologist who worked at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz, died June 2 of multiple organ failure after allegedly being poisoned while on a business trip.
  • In late 2020, Iran blamed Israel when nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed by a remote-controlled machine gun while in a car near Tehran.

The outlet noted:

President Joe Biden is trying to restart former President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, in which Obama sent the regime pallets containing millions of dollars in cash as part of the deal in exchange for a pledge to stop seeking nuclear weapons. Amid growing suspicions Iran had not abided by the deal, former President Trump withdrew from it in 2018 and imposed tough economic sanctions on Iran.

Biden’s efforts have stalled in recent weeks after the U.S. designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization and Iran is enriching uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels.

Source: DailyWire

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