Iran has appealed to the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council to condemn the killing of its top nuclear scientist Mohsin Fakhrizadeh. Iran has called it a ‘state-sponsored assassination’.
According to the information received, Fakhrizadeh was ambushed by gunmen in the city of Absard, adjacent to the capital Tehran. Ambassador to the United Nations of Iran Majid Takht Ravanchi said the killing of Mohsin Fakhrizadeh was a clear violation of international laws, which was carried out with the aim of creating unrest in the region.
At the same time, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed for restraint in this matter.
According to Reuters, Guterres spokesman Farhan Haq said on Friday, “We have noted the news of the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist near Tehran today. We urge restraint and avoid any action that the region Stress can increase. “
Other Iranian authorities have accused Israel of murder and warned of revenge. Israel has not responded but has previously accused Mohsin Fakhrizadeh of being the mastermind of a secret nuclear weapons program.
What is the matter?
Iran’s Defense Ministry had informed that one of its top nuclear scientist Mohsin Fakhrizadeh has been killed. After the attack, Fakhrizadeh was taken to the local hospital but his life could not be saved. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif condemned Fakhrizadeh’s murder, calling it a ‘state-sponsored terror incident’.
Intelligence agencies of Western countries believe that Mohsin Fakhrizadeh was behind Iran’s intelligence program.
Foreign diplomats called him ‘the father of the Iranian atomic bomb’. Iran has been saying that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists were killed and Iran blamed Israel for this.
How Fakhrijadeh assassinated?
Iran’s Ministry of Defense issued a statement on Friday, saying, “Armed terrorists targeted the car carrying Mohsin Fakhrizadeh, head of the Department of Research and Innovation of the Ministry of Defense.”
According to the ministry, he was badly injured in the skirmish between the militants and Fakhrizadeh’s bodyguards and was taken to a local hospital but unfortunately the medical team’s efforts to save him failed. “
According to Iranian news agency Fars, eyewitnesses first heard the sound of explosions and then firing from machine guns. According to the agency, eyewitnesses have also said that three-four extremists have been killed.