Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

Iran: Statement by the Spokesperson on the killing of a government official in Absard

Brussels, 28/11/2020 - 10:29, UNIQUE ID: 201128_2
Statements by the Spokesperson

On 27 November 2020 in Absard, Iran, an Iranian government official and, according to reports, 1 of his bodyguards, were killed in a series of violent attacks. This is a criminal act and runs counter to the principle of respect for human rights the EU stands for.

The High Representative expresses his condolences to the family members of the individuals who were killed, while wishing a prompt recovery to any other individuals who may have been injured.

In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever for all parties to remain calm and exercise maximum restraint in order to avoid escalation which cannot be in anyone’s interest.

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