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'Thank you Mossad' banner, Israeli flag seen hanging in Tehran - report

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Iranian Defense Ministry, Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami speaks during a funeral ceremony for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020
AP/Iranian Defense Ministry 2020 ©Iranian Defense Ministry, Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami speaks during a funeral ceremony for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

The sign and flag were seemingly hung in response to the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Images of an Israeli flag hanging atop a banner reading "Thank you Mossad" on a bridge in Tehran spread across social media overnight on Monday, in the aftermath of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

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An Iranian social media observer with the Twitter name Vahid Online, published the photos, which he claimed to have received from the Iranian capital.

"The open source intelligence social media account Intelli Times tweeted that it was able to verify the authenticity of the photos and video based on the vehicles seen in the video and the Kalleh Dairy advertisement behind the flag," reported The Jerusalem Post.

Iranian law bans the use of Israeli flags, symbols or signs. Iranians and visitors to the country associated or allegedly associated with Israel have ended up imprisoned or executed in the past, according to the Post.

Iran publicly blames Israel for the killing, which it claims was carried out without direct on-the-ground human interaction and utilizing AI, and managed to by-pass up to 11 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) guards protecting him.

Fakhrizadeh - who was a commander in the IRGC - was labeled the "father of Iran's nuclear program" and various security analysts have assessed that he was likely high up on a list of potential Israeli targets.

Israel - as is its usual modus operandi - has made no comment on whether it carried out the attack on Fakhrizadeh, although Iran has vowed vengeance, as well as refused to continue abiding by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors and threatened to increase uranium enrichment up to 20 percent - far in excess of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal stipulations.

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