Iran Urges UN Nuclear Agency to Condemn Killing of Scientist
- December, 05, 2020 - 09:41
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s ambassador to Vienna-based international organizations called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to condemn the assassination of distinguished Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh clearly and unconditionally.
In a letter to IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, Iran’s envoy Kazem Gharibabadi urged the UN nuclear watchdog to denounce any move sabotaging Iran’s nuclear facilities.
“The agency should disavow the assassination of nuclear scientists and moves to sabotage peaceful atomic installations of one of the signatories to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the IAEA,” the Iranian government’s official website quoted the ambassador as saying.
“There is fundamental and clear evidence suggesting the involvement of the Israeli regime in this terrorist act and its responsibility for it, especially when Israeli officials had time and again mentioned Dr. Fakhrizadeh’s name several times,” the letter added.
Gharibabadi also asked the IAEA chief to stop releasing unnecessary detailed information about Iran’s nuclear program, saying the agency is expected not to release confidential information and to remain committed to the principles of confidentiality.
Fakhrizadeh, a senior nuclear and defense scientist, was assassinated in a small city east of Tehran on November 27.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said it has become clear to Tehran that Munafeqin (Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization terrorists), the Zionist regime, and its spy service Mossad have been behind the assassination attack.