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Rouhani says Iran will retaliate for scientist killing 'at the proper time'

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will retaliate for the killing of its prominent nuclear scientist at “the proper time”, President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Saturday, a day after Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an ambush near Tehran.

Rouhani accused Israel of the killing.

“Our people are wiser than to fall in the trap of the Zionist regime (Israel) ... Iran will surely respond to the martyrdom of our scientist at the proper time,” he said.

Editing by Frances Kerry

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