“We have taken note of reports that an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed today near Tehran.

We call for restraint and the need to avoid any action that could lead to an escalation of tension in the region, ”RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Israel's trail can be traced in the murder of Fakhrizade.

According to the Iranian Ministry of Defense, as a result of the terrorist attack, the physicist was seriously injured, from which he later died.