Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations has called on Washington and Tel Aviv to avoid “adventurist measures” after the assassination of a top Iranian scientist, while also alleging “serious indications” of Israeli involvement.
UN envoy Majid Takht Ravanchi penned a harshly worded letter to the international body on Friday, blasting the “terrorist assassination” of leading nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh by unknown assailants, while also warning that Tehran would retaliate to any brash moves taken by Israel or the USA.
Calling the murder a “desperate attempt to wreak havoc on our region,” Ravanchi also pointed to “serious indications of Israeli responsibility,” though did not elaborate on the evidence.
The scientist’s killers remain unidentified and at large, fleeing after critically wounding him in an ambush on his vehicle outside the Iranian capital. Fakhrizadeh was rushed to a hospital for treatment, but later died of his injuries.
Though no party has taken responsibility for the assassination, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has also pointed to “indications” of an “Israeli role,” while Iranian military commanders have vowed “severe revenge” for the attack.
Tehran blamed Tel Aviv for a spate of previous slayings of high-level nuclear scientists between 2010 and 2012, however no public evidence has yet emerged to suggest the perpetrator of the latest murder plot.
Iran maintains that its nuclear program has no military dimension and has only peaceful goals, despite decades of allegations from Washington and Tel Aviv that the country is on the brink of a nuclear weapon, while both Zionist nations carry nuclear bombs themselves.
To date, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which monitors Iranian nuclear sites, has not substantiated those allegations, finding no sign of a westernization effort.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2020.