Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb has said he is concerned about the situation in Iran and the region after the assassination of one of the country’s top nuclear scientists.
Mr Rob told Skype Sophie Ridge on Sunday’s show: “We are concerned about the situation in Iran and the region, and we want to see tensions escalate.
“We are still waiting to see the full truth of what happened in Iran, but I will say that we are sticking to the rule of international humanitarian law, which is very clear against targeting civilians.”
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “Firm sentence” Those behind the massacre and Israeli embassies around the world have been placed on high alert.
Israel has long accused Mr Fakrizadeh of leading a military nuclear program in the early 2000s, but has refused to comment following Friday’s killing.
In Iran, a piece of opinion published by the hardline Caihan newspaper suggested that Iran should attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if it killed Israel.
The newspaper has long argued for an aggressive retaliation against Israel, but this time it called for an attack that would destroy facilities and cause “severe human casualties”.
When asked if he believed there might be a case for Israel to answer, Mr Rob said: “I know nothing. I have no facts at this time to help me answer that question.”
He added that there are hopes A nuclear deal was signed in 2015 between world powers and Iran Can be viewed again under Incoming Joe Biden Administration in the United States.
The deal was effectively put on ice When Donald Trump pulled the United States out of it In 2018.
When asked if Mr Fakhrzedev’s death had made Iran a “safe haven”, Mr Rob said: “I think it’s very hard to say that there will be other scientists.
“But until Christmas, if they are willing to come into the tent with my colleagues and Iran, I will make sure we keep them in account and try to find a peaceful path.”
On Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the scientist’s death would not reduce Iran’s nuclear program.
“Our people are smarter than falling into the trap of the Zionist regime (Israel) … Iran He will definitely respond in a timely manner to the sacrifice of our scientist, “he said.