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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Image Credit: AFP

Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for the “punishing” of those behind the assassination of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, adding that his work must be continued.

He called for “following up on this crime and certainly punishing the perpetrators and those responsible, and continuing the scientific and technical efforts of this martyr in all of the fields he was working in,” according to a statement on the supreme leader’s official website.

Iran accused Israel and the US of being behind the assassination