The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Quds Force has vowed to take revenge for the assassination of top Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

“Global arrogance, Zionism, and the states creating and fostering terrorism are responsible for killing Fakhrizadeh with American bullets,” said IRGC Brigadier General Esmaeil Qaani.

Qaani said that Iran would ally itself with all other “guardians of the Islamic homeland” to take revenge on the terrorists and their masters for the blood of Fakhrizadeh and all other martyrs.

He also stressed that the loss of assets like Fakhrizadeh would not only not hinder Iran’s nuclear progress, but also accelerate the country’s movement forward.

Fakhrizadeh, who headed a secret unit within the Iranian military working on nuclear weapons was killed in the vicinity near Tehran on Friday night when an explosives-laden car detonated near his vehicle, and he was subsequently fired upon by a number of assailants.