An Iranian envoy to the United Nations has warned Israel against any adventurism toward the Islamic Republic amid renewed Israeli threats of “nuclear terrorism.”
In a letter to the president of the United Nations Security Council on Friday, Zahra Ershadi, the deputy permanent representative of Iran to the UN, warned the regime against against carrying out its threats of attacking Iran over its peaceful nuclear program.
She told the council’s chief about a terrorist act by the Tel Aviv regime at Iran’s Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant that occurred on April 11, saying that the attack disrupted “the operations of this sensitive nuclear facility, which has been under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards and extensive monitoring.”
Ershadi, then, referred to a recent interview by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in which he implicitly acknowledged that Israel has carried out covert attacks on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program and “brazenly” said that the regime would keep on with “such attacks.”
“It was followed by other shameless threats by” Israel’s minister for military affairs Benny Gantz “to attack Iran, stating that Israel has the means to act and will not hesitate to do so as well as the Chief of the General Staff of the regime, who revealed Israel’s plans for launching strikes on Iran’s nuclear program,” she added.
In an interview with the news website Ynet earlier this month, Gantz said that the regime was prepared to attack Iran, saying that “we are at a point where we need to take military action against Iran.”
Furthermore, Aviv Kochavi, the Chief of the General Staff of the regime, said on Wednesday that Israel was accelerating plans for a possible strike on Iran in case Tehran does not halt its nuclear program.
Such “explicit threats against a Member State of the United Nations constitute gross violations of international law, the United Nations Charter, particularly its Article 2, and therefore must not be tolerated by the international community and the Security Council,” Ershadi stressed.
“The deliberate targeting, by the Israeli regime, of a highly sensitive safeguarded nuclear facility with the high risk of potential release of radioactive material constitutes reckless criminal acts of nuclear terrorism and serves as another clear example of its continued violation of international law. Bearing in mind that the growing and continuing threat of nuclear terrorism posed by the Israeli regime threatens international peace and security, it is incumbent upon the international community to condemn such criminal terrorist acts in the strongest possible terms,” the Iranian envoy added.
Ershadi, then, recounted Israel’s numerous unlawful overt and covert adventuristic measures against the Islamic Republic in less than two years, such as “terrorist acts against Iran’s nuclear scientists and centers, attacks against commercial vessels in the region as well as drone attacks and airstrikes against certain regional countries.”
She said that such adventuristic measures and terror attacks are in material breach of "cardinal principles of international law."
“Unchecked, such continued unlawful acts and systematic provocative measures, with all their serious ramifications, would undoubtedly further destabilize the region and also endanger international peace and security,” Ershadi stressed.
In conclusion, she said that since Iran is determined to exercise its “inalienable right” to develop research, production, and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in all its aspects, Tehran “warns against any possible miscalculation or adventurist act by the Israeli regime.”
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