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Remote-controlled machine gun killed Iranian top nuclear scientist

The alleged mastermind of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been buried with full military honors on Monday.

He was ambushed with a remote-controlled machine gun mounted on a car that later blew up, according to Iranian media reports.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for the killing on Saturday and vowed retribution “in due time.”

It’s just one of the problems that President-elect Joe Biden will inherit in this unstable part of the world. This month, the Pentagon announced that U.S. troops in Iraq would be cut by 500 just before Mr. Biden takes office.

It’s a move critics say could give a boost to militia groups backed by Iran that have fired scores of rockets at U.S. targets this year alone.

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