Iran warns the United States and Israel against any adventures and reserves the right to take all necessary steps to protect its people and interests, according to a letter from the Islamic Republic’s permanent representative to the UN, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, sent after the murder of a nuclear physicist near Tehran.

Earlier, the Iranian Defense Ministry reported that an attempt was made on the life of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. In the afternoon of November 27, armed men attacked the scientist. During a clash between his security service and terrorists, he was seriously injured and died in hospital.

“While warning against any adventurous measures by the United States and Israel against my country, especially during the remainder of the current US administration, the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves the right to take all necessary measures to protect its people and its interests,” Takht – Ravanchi wrote in a letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council.

The diplomat also called on the UN to strongly condemn Fakhrizadeh’s murder and take action against the crime organizers.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier said that Israel was involved in the murder of the scientist. He called on the international community and, in particular, the European Union to stop the double standards policy and condemn the act of “state terrorism.”

The office of the Israeli Prime Minister declined to comment on the claims of the Iranian authorities.