News ID: 85083
Publish Date : 04 December 2020 - 21:06
TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Iranian Filmmakers Union urged the UN Secretary-General to condemn the assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Iranian Filmmakers Union, in a letter, urged UN Secretary-General António Guterres to condemn the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
The union noted that terror is against the UN humanitarian goals and the Convention on Human Rights and that silence is contrary to the obligations and laws of the United Nations.
Fakhrizadeh, the head of the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, was targeted in a multi-pronged terrorist attack by a number of assailants in Absard city of Tehran Province’s Damavand County on November 27.
Iranian Filmmakers called on the UN to condemn this inhumane act of terror.
The letter said, "Iran seeks to ensure regional security and stability, however, U.S. support for the Zionist regime’s terrorism doubles instability in the region,” adding the international community must take measures in response to the assassination of Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Iranian cineastes and stage artists had earlier issued statements expressing their grief and regret over the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist.
The statement signed by 34 cineastes begins with the phrase, "To you whom I didn’t know”.
"We heard the news of your cruel assassination and regretted why we didn’t know you as well as the enemies of our country.
"It’s a little bit late, but we are really proud of you for the scientific endeavors that you made anonymously and willingly in honor of our beloved country.”
Among the cineastes is the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Majid Majidi, whose latest movie "Sun Children” is also Iran’s submission to the 93rd Academy Awards in the best foreign-language film category.         
Hassan Barzideh, director of the drama "Mazar-i-Sharif” about Taliban terrorism in Afghanistan, has also signed the statement.
The statement was signed by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, the director of the anti-terror dramas "Walnut Tree”, "The Midday Event” and "Trace of Blood”.
Filmmakers Ebrahim Hatamikia, Narges Abyara, Kamal Tabrizi, Maziar Miri, and Reza Mirkarimi, and actors Parviz Parastui and Atila Pesyani are also among the artists who signed the statement.  
In a statement published by the General Office for Dramatic Arts, groups of stage artists condemned the terrorist attack.
In addition, members of the Media Managers Guild also condemned the terrorist attack in a statement published on Sunday.
They also called on the international media and human rights organizations to censure terrorism and support Iran as a victim of terrorism. 
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