As Twitchy reported, on Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called on the international community to condemn Israeli “terrorists” after Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, was assassinated. Former CIA Director John Brennan called the killing a “criminal act” and “highly reckless,” and Ben “Iran Deal” Rhodes called the killing “an outrageous action aimed at undermining diplomacy between an incoming US administration and Iran.” So Rhodes actually thinks it was done to hamstring the Biden administration from putting the Iran nuclear deal back in place? Hey … the New York Times had the same take:
The killing of a guy dedicated to bringing about the nuclear Holocaust of the Jewish state is bad because it hurt Biden’s agenda pic.twitter.com/bG4KkDFG2S
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) November 28, 2020
In any case, the European Union stepped up and offered its condolences to the family of Fakhrizadeh and a bodyguard who was also killed.
EU not only condemns killing of the director of the Iranian nuclear extermination programme but also sends condolences to the terrorist regime. https://t.co/1uoAYMR4EX
— Rɪᴄʜᴀʀᴅ Kᴇᴍᴘ ⋁ (@COLRICHARDKEMP) November 28, 2020
The EU issued this statement:
On 27 November 2020 in Absard, Iran, an Iranian government official and, according to reports, 1 of his bodyguards, were killed in a series of violent attacks. This is a criminal act and runs counter to the principle of respect for human rights the EU stands for.
The High Representative expresses his condolences to the family members of the individuals who were killed, while wishing a prompt recovery to any other individuals who may have been injured.
In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever for all parties to remain calm and exercise maximum restraint in order to avoid escalation which cannot be in anyone’s interest.
NOW: 🇪🇺 EU condemns “criminal“ killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iranian regime's nuclear bomb mastermind & Brigadier-General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and “expresses condolences.“
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) November 28, 2020
— Mark de Bretton Gordon (@bretton_mark) November 28, 2020
Anyone surprised by this
— GiZm0 (@_GiZm0___) November 28, 2020
For those keeping score at home: threatening to wipe Israel off the map – good. Illicit nuclear program – good. Sponsoring terrorist militias in 5 M.E. countries – good. Killing IRGC general in charge of illegal nuclear program- bad.
— Allan N. (@AllanNoik) November 28, 2020
In case anyone doesn’t understand the significance of Fakhrizadeh’s death and where he stands in the Arab world, artist Sami Rouhollahi whipped up a quick painting of Fakhrizadeh hanging out with the late Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Muhandis, both Iraqis killed by the same U.S. drone strike.
Iran has already published artwork that shows Fakhrizadeh hanging out with Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Muhandis, three top figures assassinated in the space on one year pic.twitter.com/7hmVtjtrNU
— Arash Azizi (@arash_tehran) November 28, 2020
which publication released this?
— Art Keller (@ArtKeller) November 28, 2020
It’s all over IRGC social media accounts
— Arash Azizi (@arash_tehran) November 28, 2020
If you look at the original on Instagram, the clouds are animated so they float past in the distance. Brennan and Rhodes will be happy to picture all of them at peace in the sky.
He WaS jUsT a PeAcEfUl ScIeNtIsT https://t.co/ZqFcMBHlqP
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) November 28, 2020
— Ron Bassilian (@Ron4California) November 28, 2020
Austere nuclear scientist.
— Tim_Morrison (@Tim_Morrison) November 28, 2020
Mostly peaceful nuclear weapon researcher
— Muddawg76 (@muddawg76) November 28, 2020
In the picture, the bags are not filled with sand, but rather money which was a personal gift from Barack Obama, John Kerry, and @SenBobCorker.
— J-Dub©️ (@DeLoachJW) November 28, 2020
Can I get that on black velvet with the missile approaching in the background?
— Karl Marble (@karl_marble) November 28, 2020
They got the background wrong. pic.twitter.com/UbomIksOlV
— Lord Woodstone (Toss all MAPS out the airlock) (@EricMertz_KC) November 28, 2020
Somebody needs to Photoshop this with flames…
— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) November 28, 2020
— Marshall Roberts 🍎 (@SCOTUSstuff) November 28, 2020
Which only goes to show that they are made of the same cloth and deserve one another. Feeling just a bit safer today to be honest.
— As_Always (@AirWolf114NL) November 28, 2020
Up where they belong watching a world that became a very little more peaceful and a lot less dangerous yesterday.
— •••061209_K (@VADR_01) November 28, 2020
— Kyle (@703Kyle) November 28, 2020
Hope they need to keep adding to this painting.
— _TheDigitalMan_ (@_TheDigitalMan_) November 28, 2020
They should have left more space on the canvas.
— Stiles Bitchley ✫✫ (@WeWhoDieSaluteU) November 28, 2020
— Jamie Pastore v9 (@JamiePastore9) November 28, 2020
Now all we need is a montage putting them along Mao, Che, Trotsky, looking at Joe and Kamala embracing…
— Ata K (@atakass) November 28, 2020
I was gonna suggest someone with photoshop skills put their ghostly faces looking down at Joe and Kammy.
— Fredman (@Fred_Butler) November 28, 2020
So I guess dress code in hell is business casual.
— The Phil, The Myth, The Legend (@Phil95100) November 28, 2020
Wow. First the Bill Clinton picture is Epstein’s foyer. And now this in Ben Rhodes’ bedroom. Damn 2020…
— Greg (@GregWagenhoffer) November 28, 2020
‘Condolences’: Ben Rhodes says ‘outrageous’ killing of nuke scientist was to undermine diplomacy between a Biden admin and Iran https://t.co/BPVrzEK0ty
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 28, 2020