Iran's foes had singled out Fakhrizadeh as a target "for twenty years", and an attack was anticipated to take place at some point, Shamkhani said.
According to the diplomat, the agency must assume responsibilities to one of the members who receives the highest worldwide level of inspections and with the most transparent nuclear program, he said. Those facts are what media reports about Fakhrizadeh's death should have focused on - not the suspicions that Israel was involved, and certainly not portraying Iran as the victim.
"The blind-hearted enemies of the Iranian nation, especially those who designed, perpetrated and supported this crime, should know that such crimes will not undermine the Iranians' will and determination to continue this glorious and powerful path, and that severe revenge and punishment is put on the agenda", Salami said.
The legislation was proposed in the wake of the assassination of a top nuclear scientist on Friday, and the hardline-dominated parliament cleared the draft on the first reading in a session broadcast live on state radio.
Iran's President Rouhani has accused Israel of acting as a USA "mercenary", blaming it for the killing of Mr Fakhrizadeh, and supreme leader Khamenei has called for the perpetrators to be punished.
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The UN nuclear agency's chief on Monday warned against any such move.
That deal started to crumble in 2018 when US President Donald Trump withdrew from it and reimposed sanctions on Iran, in response to alleged funding for various proxy conflicts across the region.
The US slapped sanctions on Mr Fakhrizadeh in 2008 for "activities and transactions that contributed to the development of Iran's nuclear programme".
The Islamic republic has retaliated by gradually rolling back most of its commitments under the nuclear deal.
Monday's funeral was not open to the public in order to maintain health protocols over the novel coronavirus pandemic, the defence ministry said.