UN calls for restraint after assassination of Iran's nuclear scientist

The United Nations building is pictured in the early evening. (File photo: Reuters)

The United Nations urged restraint Saturday after tensions rose in the Middle East with the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

Iran has blamed Israel for Friday’s killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and vowed revenge.

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“We urge restraint and the need to avoid any actions that could lead to an escalation of tensions in the region,” a UN spokesman said. “We condemn any assassination or extrajudicial killing.”

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Last Update: Sunday, 29 November 2020 KSA 01:29 - GMT 22:29