Why the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist can’t inform North Korea policy
Targeted assassinations of top North Korean officials would be much harder for enemies to do inside DPRK territory
The assassination of senior Iranian nuclear official Mohsen Fakhrizadeh over the weekend — which was by many accounts an Israeli action — is the latest in a series of killings targeting top Iranian scientists linked to Tehran’s nuclear research activities.
The assassination was allegedly conducted with a remote-control operated automatic machine gun mounted on a Nissan pickup truck that later exploded with a self-destruct mechanism, according to semi-official Iranian media.
Following the U.S. drone assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January, the mounting senior losses that Tehran has dealt with in recent years raises
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