German authorities have expressed concerns about a new escalation in the Persian Gulf region after the murder of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), the press service of the German Foreign Ministry told.

“We are very concerned about reports from Iran that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in the attack. We don’t have our own information about the incident yet. However, it is already clear that the murder of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh will again worsen the situation in the region – at a time when we do not need such an escalation at all,” the press service said.

In this regard, Berlin considers it important to preserve opportunities for negotiations with the Islamic Republic before the change of power in the United States. Discussions around the Iranian nuclear program can be resolved through negotiations.

“Therefore, we urge all participants to refrain from any steps that may lead to further escalation of the situation,” the German Foreign Ministry said.