Why is the world mute on mur­der?

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Iqbal Jas­sat Ex­ec­u­tive: Me­dia Re­view Net­work Joburg

THE AR­TI­CLE “Nu­clear en­gi­neers slain” (Novem­ber 11) refers.

I’m in­cred­u­lous that the elim­i­na­tion of Ira­nian nu­clear sci­en­tists is barely men­tioned in the main­stream me­dia.

In the most re­cent in­ci­dent, as­sas­sins killed five nu­clear en­gi­neers. Though in this case, four were Syr­ian, one Ira­nian, the pat­tern is sim­i­lar to the pol­icy of elim­i­na­tion at­trib­uted to Is­rael.

Iran’s nu­clear en­ergy power has been sub­ject to sanc­tions by Western coun­tries at the be­hest of Is­rael.

This ugly, un­civilised and bar­baric van­dal­ism is to be de­plored.

Yet we find Western coun­tries, par­tic­u­larly the US, re­main muted.

Equally disturbing is the fact that main­stream me­dia rel­e­gate re­ports on it, sug­gest­ing such mur­ders are ac­cept­able.

The wil­ful killing of Iran’s in­tel­lec­tu­als is clearly de­signed to scup­per its am­bi­tious goals in the field of nu­clear tech­nol­ogy. While the loss of life has robbed their fam­i­lies and the coun­try of great as­sets, such cowardly con­duct will not halt Iran’s sci­en­tific progress.

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