Fakhrizadeh, the internal track should not be excluded: in Tehran institutional clash over the nuclear program

For the mainstream media, Italian journalists in the lead, the killers of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, father of the Iranian secret nuclear program, already have full names. They have already adopted Tehran's thesis, which is all too simple: the scientist was killed by the Mossad, the weapons are Israeli and the assassination was planned in Saudi Arabia. All easy, all predictable, all very linear, almost fictional . More than an action planned for months, it almost looks like a series on Netflix , in which the end is already written, but first you have to go through a series of episodes, in which everything happens. It is speculated that Fakhrizadeh was killed by Israeli drones that arrived in Iran via Azerbaijan, then by remotely controlled weapons, or by a group of 62 hit men!

Now, reiterating that no one is currently able to say what really happened and who really is responsible, we remind you that Atlantico Quotidiano is the only information site that – to date – has not excluded the internal track, the one linked to the struggle between factions Iranian. In this regard, it is very interesting to note what happened after the killing of Fakhrizadeh, between the Parliament and the Iranian government. The Majles passed a law authorizing the government to increase uranium enrichment beyond 20 percent, stop IAEA inspections and exit the JCPOa in the event that China and Russia do not immediately open up to the banking sector Iranian. The government reacted immediately, saying that the nuclear issue is not the prerogative of Parliament, but of the Supreme Council of National Defense. In short, a real institutional clash in the Islamic Republic, which obviously starts from the past and has a future objective.

From the past, because it starts from the recent parliamentary elections in Iran, which saw the clear victory of the ultra conservatives, close to the Pasdaran and Khamenei. It looks to the future, because it aims to conquer the Iranian presidency in 2021, to which former Pasdaran commanders of the caliber of Mohammad Qalibaf, speaker of the Majles and former mayor of Tehran will probably stand.

That there has been a flaw in Fakhrizadeh's security system is uncertain, as is that there is a factional war in the security apparatuses, particularly between Pasdaran and the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). It is not even a secret that on how to deal with the new US administration, there are strong divisions in Iran: while Khamenei does not want to hear about reopening the dialogue with Washington on nuclear power, Rouhani instead, while dictating inadmissible conditions, has opened American return to JCPOA.

In the background there is money, a lot of money: the money the Pasdaran want for their companies, public contracts in all possible economic sectors. Contracts that if foreign companies return to Iran, they should be shared not so much with European ones (which seriously risk ending up under secondary US sanctions), but with Chinese and Russians. Allies on paper, but also geopolitical and de facto financial competitors .

This is why, among the possible hypotheses, the " inside action " must not be discarded. Eliminating Fakhrizadeh, a man whose name had been known to everyone for years and then burned, could have been an operation to strengthen the extremist wing of the regime and favor the race of Khamenei's loyalists towards the presidency of the Islamic Republic. Without ignoring the stakes of his succession to the Supreme Leader. Being intelligence, it is practically impossible for decisive evidence to come out. Having said that, given that all the articles released so far are based on mere speculations, the internal track does not seem to be outdone.

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