OIC statement condemns assassination of Iran N-experts: Envoy
Press TV – ( Feb 7, 2013) Iran’s permanent envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) says condemnation of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists is among key paragraphs in the final statement of the international body’s 12th summit.
“The paragraph was approved after it was proposed by the Islamic Republic,” said Hamidreza Dehqani on the sidelines of the 12th summit of the OIC in the Egyptian capital city, Cairo, on Thursday.
Iran condemns the US and Israel for the strings of deadly attacks mounted against its nuclear experts.
Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was assassinated in January 2012 after an unknown motorcyclist attached a magnetic bomb to his car in Tehran.
On November 29, 2010, Professor Majid Shahriari and Dr. Fereydoun Abbasi were targeted by terrorist attacks; Shahriari was killed immediately and Dr. Abbasi, the current head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, sustained injuries.
The OIC statement has 170 paragraphs in which the condemnation of Israel’s attack on Syria, the need for access of the member states of the Non-Proliferation Treaty to peaceful nuclear energy, the need for putting an end to the ordeal of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, condemnation of Israel crimes in al-Quds and the ongoing crisis in Mali are among the highlights of the statement, the Iranian envoy added.
Dehqani noted that the discussions about resumption of Iran-Egypt ties and the presence of the Iranian president in Cairo for the first time since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution have brought the Cairo summit into the limelight.
Iran severed diplomatic ties with Egypt following the Islamic Revolution of 1979 after Egypt signed the Camp David Accord with Israel and granted asylum to former Iranian dictator Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Relations between Iran and Egypt have seen relative thaw following the election of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who assumed office on June 30, 2012. However, full diplomatic relations between the two countries have not been restored yet.