Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed Israel for the killing of nuclear expert Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Friday. Brennan did not go so far, but complained that “This was a criminal act & highly reckless. It risks lethal retaliation & a new round of regional conflict. Iranian leaders would be wise to wait for the return of responsible American leadership on the global stage & to resist the urge to respond against perceived culprits.
“I do not know whether a foreign government authorized or carried out the the [sic] murder of Fakhrizadeh,” he continued. “Such an act of state-sponsored terrorism would be a flagrant violation of international law & encourage more governments to carry out lethal attacks against foreign officials.”
“These assassinations are far different than strikes against terrorist leaders & operatives of groups like al-Qaida & Islamic State, which are not sovereign states. As illegitimate combatants under international law, they can be targeted in order to stop deadly terrorist attacks,” he lectured.
Iran is the world’s most dangerous terror state and an avowed enemy of America and the West. Its nuclear program is intended to create weapons of mass destruction with which to eradicate Israel and shift the balance of power worldwide toward Iran’s Islamic fundamentalist regime. Targeting the lead scientist on that program is not terrorism; it is legitimate and likely saves countless thousands of lives in the long run.
Long-rumored to be a secret Muslim convert, Brennan is a supporter of Barack Obama‘s and John Kerry‘s traitorous nuclear agreement with Iran. Brennan has also been a virulently harsh critic of President Trump, who scrapped the deal in 2018. Unlike Brennan and the Obama administration, Trump is a strong supporter of our ally Israel, who praised his termination of the deal.