EU condemns assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist

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BRUSSELS, November 28. / TASS /. The European Union has condemned the terrorist attack in Iran, which killed nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who ran a research center under the Ministry of Defense, and several others. This is stated in the statement released on Saturday by the EU foreign policy service.

"On November 27 in Iran, an Iranian government official and several civilians were killed in a series of attacks. This is a criminal offense, contrary to the principle of protecting human life, for which the European Union stands. High Representative (for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell) expressed his condolences family members of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery. In this time of uncertainty, it is more important than ever for all parties to remain calm and exercise maximum restraint in order to avoid an escalation that cannot be in anyone's interests, "the communiqué says.

On Friday, the Fars news agency reported an attempt on the life of a physicist near the city of Damovend (Tehran province). Later, the Ministry of Defense confirmed that Fakhrizadeh was wounded and died in hospital. ISNA reported that the commander-in-chief of the Iranian army, Seyed Abdol-Rahim Mousavi, announced his involvement in the murder of Israel and the United States.

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