Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi was a scientist and nuclear physicist. He was thought to be in charge of Iran’s nuclear program.
|Full Real Name||Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi|
|Known as||Mohsen Fakhrizadeh|
|Net worth||USD 4-5 million (approx.).|
|Place of Birth||Qom, Iran|
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Age & Early Life
Fakhrizadeh was born in Qom in 1958 and joined the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps following the 1979 Iranian revolution.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Shahid Beheshti University and his doctorate from the University of Isfahan. He worked as a physics professor at Imam Hossein University starting in 1991.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s involvement in the Organization
- Fakhrizadeh was in charge of the Green Salt Project and the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research.
In the mid-2000s, the United Nations Security Council and the US both ordered Fakhrizadeh’s assets to be blocked due to his ties to Iran’s nuclear program.
- He founded and directed the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Development, which undertook nuclear weapons research in the early 2010s.
- Fakhrizadeh was named the leader of the AMAD Project by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2018.
The Iranian authorities stated after his death that he assisted in developing COVID-19 diagnostic kits for use during the pandemic in 2020.
Assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
Professor Fakhrizadeh was slain in a road ambush in Absard on November 27, 2020, with the knowledge and help of the Israeli government and the United States government, due to his claimed involvement in Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons development. Former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen gave Israel’s closest acknowledgment of guilt for the assassination yet in a television interview in June 2021. The Iranian government described the scientist’s assassination as an act of “state terror.”
The assassination heightened regional tensions, prompting the Iranian legislature to approve a measure prohibiting inspections of the country’s nuclear program.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Net worth
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s net worth is about $2 million as of on September 2023.