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Iran urges UN to condemn colonel's 'terrorist assassination'

In a letter, Iran obliquely blamed Israel for the killing, the last in a chain of similar attacks that Tehran has vowed to avenge. 
Mourners at the funeral of Quds Force Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaee in Tehran, May 24, 2022.

Iran's UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi called on the world body to condemn the "terrorist assassination" last week of Hassan Sayyad Khodaee, a colonel in the Quds Force, which is the overseas branch of Iran's hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).  

In a letter to UN chief Antonio Guterres, the Iranian envoy said the assassination fell within a "systematic" scheme in which "innocent Iranian civilians and scientists" are killed to advance the "illegitimate" foreign policy goals of "certain regimes."

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