UN urges restraint in wake of Iranian nuclear scientist’s killing

The United Nations urges restraint after tensions rose in the Middle East with the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

Iran has blamed Israel for Friday’s killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and vowed revenge.

“We urge restraint and the need to avoid any actions that could lead to an escalation of tensions in the region,” a UN spokesman says. “We condemn any assassination or extrajudicial killing.”