Russian Public Statement:
We strongly condemn the murder of researcher Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27 in Iran. We express serious concern over the provocative nature of this terrorist act clearly aimed to destabilize the situation and escalate conflict potential in the region. Whoever is behind the murder, whoever tried to use it to their political gain, must be held responsible. The stability and security in the Middle East and in the Persian Gulf is Russia’s unwavering priority. Russia supports the UN and other international organizations and bilateral initiatives aimed to achieve this goal. We call on all sides to abandon any steps that could lead to an escalation of tensions.