Bahrain denounces assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist

The Bahraini government says it condemns the assassination of nuclear scientist and Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps officer Brig. Gen. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the need for concerted efforts to reduce tension, prevent escalation in the region and ensure stability and security. In light of the current situation in the region, the Kingdom of Bahrain calls on all parties to exercise maximum restraint to avoid new levels of instability in the region that threaten peace,” the Bahraini Foreign Ministry adds in a statement carried by state media.

Among Gulf states, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman have all condemned the assassination. Israel is alleged to be responsible for Fakhrizadeh’s death, although Jerusalem has stayed mum on the matter.

— Aaron Boxerman