The Washington Post said that US President Donald Trump told his advisers that he was ready to issue devastating response orders if any Americans were killed in attacks attributed to Iran, a day after the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and fears of the Iranian reaction.

On the other hand, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani confirmed, Saturday, that the assassination of Fakhrizadeh will not slow down his country’s efforts in the nuclear field, while Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has vowed revenge.

Khamenei called for the completion of the scientific and technical efforts that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was working on, describing Zadeh as “the defensive nuclear scientist”.

He added, “The concerned officials should follow up on the assassination crime, hold the perpetrators accountable and those behind them, and follow up on scientific efforts… the scientist Fakhrizadeh was assassinated by mercenaries, criminals, the wretched perpetrators”.

In a message of condolence, Rouhani accused the Israeli occupation of being behind the assassination of the Iranian official, pointing out that “the horrific terrorist incident confirms the helplessness and intensity of the Iranian nation’s sworn enemies of their hatred, and revived to the world inhuman acts”.

In turn, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Hossein Salami, held the occupation responsible for the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday, and Tel Aviv vowed to respond.

“We showed previously in the field that we will never leave any step without a response,” Salami said on his Twitter account.

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