The Morning Dispatch: An Assassination in Iran

Happy Monday! We at Morning Dispatch HQ want to extend a hearty thank you to James Sutton, whose internship came to an end last week. He was an enormous help with this newsletter every day, and will be missed!

And no, we don’t want to talk about the game last night.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Mohsen Fakhrizadeh—an Iranian scientist known for his significant involvement in the country’s nuclear program—was killed in an ambush attack over the weekend. Iranian officials have insinuated Israel was behind the attack; Israeli officials have yet to comment.

  • Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko—who claimed a sixth term earlier this year following an election widely viewed as illegitimate—reportedly said he would step down once the country adopts a new constitution. It’s unclear as of now what that process would look like.

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