UAE condemns assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist


The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that "emanating from its deep conviction on the need to pursue all means for stability in the region, it condemns the heinous assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh."

The Ministry said the killing on Friday of the Iranian nuclear scientist near Tehran "could further fuel conflict in the region."

In a statement, it stressed that "the state of instability our region is currently going through, and the security challenges it faces, drive us all to work towards averting acts that could lead to escalation and eventually threaten the stability of the entire region."

The Ministry added that "Given the current situation in the region, the UAE calls upon all parties to exercise maximum degrees of self-restraint to avoid dragging the region into new levels of instability and threat to peace." 

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