London (IP) - The European Union's foreign policy chief has strongly condemned the assassination of 'Mohsen Fakhrizadeh', a prominent nuclear scientist, and stated that this is a criminal act.

Iran PressEurope: Joseph Borrell raised this issue on Tuesday at a roundtable discussion on EU foreign policy developments over the past decade, adding: "Unfortunately, this is not a problem-solving method. We cannot prevent Iran from becoming nuclear by killing the experts of their nuclear scientists."

Without directly referring to the perpetrators of this assassination, he stated that some do not want JCPOA to be revived, while we tried to keep this agreement alive despite the withdrawal of the United States from JCPOA.

Martyr Fakhrizadeh, one of Iran's scientists, was martyred in a terrorist attack in the Absard region of Tehran province on Friday evening.

A spokesman for the European Union's Foreign Action Service last Saturday issued a statement calling the move criminal and against the EU's human rights record.

"In this time of turmoil, it is more important than ever for all parties to remain calm and restrained in order to prevent the escalation of a situation that is not in anyone's best interest," the statement said.

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