Over the past two days, a number of Arab countries voiced their condemnation to the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Fakhrizadeh was killed in an armed attack near the capital, Tehran.
The United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates condemned on Sunday, the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist, saying that the killing would further fuel the conflict in the region.
In a statement published by the official news agency (WAM), the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the instability in the region and the security challenges it faces “push us all to work to avoid actions that could escalate, threatening the stability of the entire region.”
The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on “all parties to exercise the utmost restraint to avoid slipping into the worst scenario in the region.”
It considered that the killings and assassinations would fuel conflicts and destabilize the region. The ministry described the killing of the Iranian Scientist as a crime that is condemned in international law and in all international norms.
The Syrian government called on the international community to condemn this operation, which it described as terrorist.
During his meeting with the Iranian ambassador to Damascus, Jawad Turk Abadi, the new Syrian Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad expressed his “feeling of indignation after this criminal incident.”
On Monday, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its condemnation of the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist.
According to the Bahrain News Agency, the ministry affirmed in its statement its steadfast position in rejecting all acts of violence, regardless of their motives. It also rejected everything that would increase tension and undermine stability in the region.
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned Sunday, the assassination. The Ministry’s spokesman, Dhaifallah Al-Fayez stressed the necessity of joining forces with all efforts to reduce tension, prevent escalation in the region, and protect security and stability.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry condemned Sunday the killing of Fakhrizadeh. It considered the assassination “acts that do not contribute to supporting stability.”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein made a phone call to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and expressed his condolences following the killing of Fakhrizadeh