Tehran, just hours after the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, demanded the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to condemn the killing and called upon the world body to take action against those responsible. However, the diplomats have said that the call is likely to go unheeded.
The 15-member body, at a minimum, could discuss the killing of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh behind closed doors if a member requests such a meeting or it could, by consensus, agree on a statement on the issue. But South Africa’s U.N. ambassador, Jerry Matjila, council president for December, on December 2, said that no member, so far, had requested to discuss the killing or Iran in general. Diplomats further said that there had been no discussion of a statement.
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