TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the UN office in Geneva called on the international community to condemn the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, highlighting the top scientist’s invaluable services to the Islamic Republic amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) Managing-Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday, Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh outlined the services the martyred scientist rendered to health and medical services sectors in Iran, including the production of the country’s first-ever COVID-19 test kits and also supervising and managing COVID-19 vaccine production line.

He described his savage assassination as a measure to continue the policy of exerting maximum pressure on the Iranian nation.

The envoy said keeping silent and sustaining inaction towards this murder has no justifications whatsoever as it may lead to becoming such crimes as habitual routines all over the world.

The Iranian diplomat further called Fakhrizadeh’s assassination a clear example of “war-mongering state terrorism” which attaches no values morals and human values, as well as international norms and regulations.

Fakhrizadeh, a senior nuclear and defense scientist, was assassinated in a small city east of Tehran on November 27.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani says it has become clear to Tehran that Munafeqin (Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization terrorists), the Zionist regime, and its spy service Mossad have been behind the assassination attack.