Iran had accused Israel of being involved in the assassination of Fakhri Zadeh, who was considered by Western intelligence services to be the mastermind of a secret Iranian program to develop nuclear armament capacity.
Israel did not confirm or deny responsibility for his killing, and one of its officials described Tasnim's report on the tactics used as a maneuver by Iran to save face.
But Israel has previously admitted to conducting covert operations against the nuclear program of its arch-foe Iran, to collect intelligence.
The semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Ali Fadawi, deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, as saying, "There were no terrorists on the ground ... The martyr Fakhri Zadeh was driving when a weapon targeted him using an advanced camera." "The machine gun was installed on a small truck and was controlled via a satellite," he added.