Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amir Saeid Iravani made the remarks in a letter addressed to the rotating president of the UN Security Council, Pedro Comissário Afonso, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Press TV reported.
Iravani wrote that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on February 21 had resorted to the regime’s repeated lies and false claims in order to openly make threats of using military force against Iran’s critical infrastructure, including peaceful nuclear facilities.
He said the Israeli regime’s threats are in direct contravention of the international law and the UN Charter.
The Iranian ambassador pointed to similar remarks by an Israeli minister, Yoav Gallant, on February 17, in which he made threats of employing military force against Iran’s civil sites and critical infrastructure.
Iravani underscored that any Israeli military attack on Iran’s infrastructure and facilities will have devastating effects on regional and international peace and security.
He urged the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities in this regard, and unequivocally condemn the Israeli regime’s warmongering statements and malevolent activities, which pose a real threat to international peace and security.
”The Islamic Republic of Iran has made it clear time and again that it will not hesitate to take necessary measures, in accordance with international law and the UN Charter, to respond decisively to any threat posed by the Israeli regime wherever and whenever deemed necessary, and to defend its national and security interests as well as to protect its people,” Iravani emphasized.
The envoy said all those who aid, abet or otherwise assist, support and facilitate the Israeli regime to carry out a military action against Iran must bear responsibility and accountability for their role in such an internationally wrongful act.