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Turkey condemns killing of Iranian nuclear scientist, urges restraint

Iran's foreign ministry urged “all sides to act with common sense and restraint.”

By: Reuters | Ankara | November 29, 2020 11:04:32 am
Israel, long suspected of killing Iranian nuclear scientists over the last decade, has declined to comment on the attack.

Turkey condemned on Saturday the “heinous assassination” of Iran’s top nuclear scientist and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be held accountable.

The foreign ministry also urged “all sides to act with common sense and restraint” in the wake of the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who Western and Israeli governments believe was the architect of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme.

Read| Iran tells UN ‘serious indications’ of Israeli responsibility in scientist’s death

Earlier, Iran’s supreme leader promised to retaliate for the killing, raising the threat of a new confrontation with the West and Israel in the remaining weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

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