Tehran’s envoy writes to IAEA board over assassinations

TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – In a recent interview with ISNA, the Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency announced that he had sent a letter to Gianni Ghisi, the chair of the IAEA Board of Governors, calling for the assassinations of nuclear scientists to be condemned.

“In the letter that was submitted to the chair of the agency’s Board of Governors, I called for the condemnation of the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and a serious measure to prevent the occurrence of such crimes,” Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh said.

“The issue of the recent inhumane assassination of one of the country’s specialists and engineers… was stated in the letter,” Soltanieh added, referring to the assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a graduate of Sharif University of Technology in chemical engineering and an official at the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, who was killed in Tehran on January 11.

“In the letter, I called for the condemnation of such inhumane actions which go against all international regulations and the spirit of the international agency’s statutes. And I also emphasized that the issue has to be reported to the members of the Board of Governors to be condemned and for a measure to be made to prevent the occurrence of such crimes.”

“The fact that scientists and specialists in various spheres, particularly in the area of technology and… nuclear sciences, are being assassinated and martyred poses a serious threat to the steady progress of developing countries and should be condemned and prevented by international forums.”

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