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EU Condemns Assassination of Iranian Scientist; Calls for Restraint
By Staff, Press TV
The European Union [EU] made its position clear towards the assassination of Iran’s nuclear scientist Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in an official post on its website Saturday.
The EU is calling for all sides to practice restraint though, saying this is a sensitive time.
Germany urged all sides not to allow the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency in the United States to obliterate hopes for fresh negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The United Kingdom has been less inclined to condemn the attack though.
The New York Times said ‘Israel’ was behind the attack, citing an American official and two intelligence sources. Tel Aviv has carried out a number of assassination operations against Iranian nuclear scientists over the past decade, and Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Dr. Fakhrizadeh by name in one of his presentations in 2018.
US President Donald Trump, who withdrew the US from the landmark Iran nuclear deal in 2018 and has imposed new sanctions on Iran since, has only a few weeks left in the White House. There are indications his successor Joe Biden may have a different approach to diplomacy in the region, and might go as far as rejoining the Iran nuclear deal and lifting some economic sanctions.
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