Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has indicated the possibility of retaliation against Israel for the recent killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.
The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, died after being attacked in the outskirts of Tehran on Friday.
On Saturday, Rouhani reiterated his claim that Israel carried out the attack. He said his country will respond in a timely and appropriate manner.
In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Iran’s UN envoy, Majid Takht Ravanchi, warned against “any adventuristic measures by the United States and Israel” toward Iran during the remaining period of the current US administration.
He said Iran reserves its rights to take all necessary measures to defend its people and secure its interests.
Iran says Israel is stepping up hostile activities with the backing of US President Donald Trump’s administration.
Protesters took to the streets in Tehran following the killing of the scientist, criticizing Israel and the US.
The Israeli government has not made any response to the killing.