Qatari FM phones Iranian counterpart to condemn nuclear scientist’s killing

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani phones his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to condemn the assassination of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, labeling it “a clear violation of human rights.”

“[Al-Thani] expressed the State of Qatar’s condolences to the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, stressing that such steps will only contribute to pouring more fuel to the fire at a time when the region and the international community are looking for ways to reduce tensions and return to the table of dialogue and diplomacy,” a statement on the Qatari foreign ministry’s website says.

Al-Thani also urged “restraint and finding fundamental solutions for the outstanding issues.”