An unspecified Israeli official told the New York Times on Saturday that the world should thank Israel for the recent assassination of Iran’s nuclear weapons mastermind.
Israel hasn’t officially claimed responsibility for the operation.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, known as ‘the father of Iran's nuclear weapons’ who was allegedly the head of the country’s nuclear program was assassinated on Friday near Iranian capital Tehran.
New York Times published a report on the incident on Saturday citing a top Israeli official, who remained anonymous.
The senior official, who according to the report was involved for years in tracking Fakhrizadeh for Israel, said the country would continue to take any necessary steps to prevent Tehran from reaching nuclear weapons.