Iran releases photos of suspects tied to scientist assassination
Iran releases photos of suspects tied to scientist assassinationREUTERS

The Iranian defense ministry released photographs Sunday night of four suspects it claims are tied to the assassination of a top nuclear scientist last Friday.

Iranian police have distributed the photos across the country, as authorities launch searches for the four suspects wanted in connection with the killing of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fahrizadeh, who has been dubbed the "father" of the Iranian nuclear weapons program.

Earlier on Sunday, Iran’s Fars media outlet published a report which claimed that the assassination had been carried out remotely, using a machine gun control mounted on a truck which self-destructed after the attack.

Iran has accused Israel of directing the assassination, calling the incident an act of "state terrorism".