Comment by the Information and Press Department on the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
We strongly condemn the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27, 2020. We are seriously worried by the provocative nature of this terrorist attack, which was obviously designed to destabilise the region and exacerbate its conflict potential. Those who organised the assassination to further their political interests must be held accountable.
Stability and security have always been Russia’s priorities in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. This is the goal of its efforts and initiatives undertaken within the framework of the UN, at other international venues and in bilateral relations with regional countries. We call on all sides to refrain from moves that could escalate tensions.