Upon receiving the news of the assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist, Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who is known as the ‘black box’ of the nuclear program, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei found himself in the same position he was in when he heard the news of the killing of the Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, despite the differences between the two men.
Flowers lie around a portrait of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in an airstrike near Baghdad, at the Iranian embassy's fence in Minsk, Belarus January 10, 2020. (Reuters)
Iranians burn an Israeli and a US flag during an anti-US protest over the killing of Qassem Soleimani. (AFP)
A handout picture provided by Iran’s Defense Ministry on November 30, 2020 shows the coffin of slain top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in front of a large display depicting Fakhrizadeh next to Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei during the funeral ceremony in Tehran. (AFP)
Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, Bahrain’s FM Abdullatif Al Zayani and UAE FM Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan wave from the White House balcony, Sept. 15, 2020. (Reuters)