On Sunday, Iran’s deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards said: A satellite-controlled machine gun with artificial intelligence was used in last week’s assassination of a top nuclear scientist in Iran.
Rear-admiral Ali Fadavi: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was driving on a highway outside Iran’s capital Tehran with a security detail of 11 Guards on November 27, when the machine gun zoomed in on his face and fired 13 rounds.
The machine gun was mounted on a Nissan pickup and focused only on martyr Fakhrizadeh’s face in a way that his wife, despite being only 25 centimetres (10 inches) away, was not shot, Mehr news agency quoted him as saying.
He said: It was being controlled online via a satellite and used an advanced camera and artificial intelligence to make the target.
Fadavi said that Fakhrizadeh’s head of security took four bullets as he threw himself on the scientist and that there were no terrorists at the scene.
Iranian authorities have blamed arch foe Israel and the exiled opposition group the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) for the assassination.
State-run Press TV had previously said made in Israel weapons were found at the scene.