Peace Groups call upon Canadian Government to condemn assassination of Iranian scientist
Just Peace Advocates, the Canadian Council for Justice and Peace and the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute denounce the targeted assassination of Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist and physicist, in Tehran on November 27, 2020.
The multi-pronged attack involved at least one explosion and small arms fire by several assailants.
A number of Israeli commentators have gleefully reported the assassination of Dr. Fakhrizadeh clearly pointing to Israel’s hand in this latest crime.
It is widely believed internationally that such targeted assassinations are aimed at preventing any effort to revive diplomacy with Iran and return to the nuclear agreement that US President Donald Trump walked away from in May 2018.
The latest attack is intended to heighten tensions and create excuses for a direct military attack against Iran.
Multiple wars are already raging in the Middle East. The region simply cannot afford any more wars.
Iranian scientists have been repeatedly targeted over the years. Between 2010 and 2012, five Iranian scientists were assassinated. In each case, Israel was reportedly involved.
The targeted assassinations and US economic sanctions on Iran are a continuing effort to deprive the country of scientific capabilities and development.
A determined effort to rid the middle east of nuclear weapons and impose a strict Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime on all its countries would be a far more effective method of allaying any fears of the proliferation of nuclear weapons than the assassination of scientists.
We call upon the Canadian government to condemn this latest assassination on an Iranian scientist.
Canada must show moral leadership and uphold International Law.
Just Peace Advocates, www.justpeaceadvocates.ca
Canadian Council for Justice and Peace
Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, www.foreignpolicy.ca
Photo Credit: Fars News Agency shows the scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Absard, just east of the capital, Tehran, Iran, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 (Fars News Agency via AP); insert: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in an undated photo (Courtesy)