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Iran warns Israel against antiIran acts

New York, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations Eshaq Al Habib in a letter warned the Israeli regime against taking any measure against Iran, saying the country will not hesitate to do selfdefense in this regard.

‘I would like to stress that the Islamic Republic of Iran, in conformity with its international obligations, would not hesitate to exercise its inherent right to selfdefense in accordance with article 51 of the United Nations Charter,’ the letter reads.

Pursuant to the letters dated 19 September (A/73/409�S/2018/859) and 24 December 2018 (S/2018/1156) from the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the threat of nuclear annihilation and the threat to attack Iran by the Israeli regime, I am writing to you to bring to your kind attention another threat by Israel to use force against my country, the ambassador said in the letter.

On 6 March, 2019, the Prime Minister and Defense Minister of the Israeli regime, speaking at the Haifa Navy Base, stated that the navy will have a more important role in efforts to block the Iranian petroleum shipping via the sea and called for halting the shipping of Iran’s oil by any means.

It definitely constitutes a threat to use force inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations, and accordingly is a blatant violation of article 2 (4) of the Charter of the United Nations which prohibits the threat or use of force.

He also has tried to induce that there exists an international sanction banning the export of oil by Iran, while there have never been such sanctions even in the already terminated resolutions of the Security Council. On the contrary, the Security Council, through its resolution 2231 (2015) has endorsed the lifting of all multilateral and national sanctions including the transport of Iranian oil, petroleum products, gas and petrochemical products and efforts to reduce Iran’s crude oil sales, and also called upon all to support the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, including by refraining from actions that undermine implementation of commitments thereunder. It is therefore obvious that the aforesaid threat by the Israeli regime is in clear contradiction with resolution 2231 (2015).

Furthermore, the letter said, the irresponsible statement and unlawful threat by the Israeli regime is against the freedom of international commerce and navigation that needs to be strongly condemned and prevented.

‘Taking into account the already volatile situation in the Middle East, compelling the Israeli regime to put an immediate end to all of its provocative policies and destabilizing practices is both necessary and urgent. In view of that, the Security Council must hold the Israeli regime accountable for all of its wrongful acts which are posing a threat to international peace and security, and to prevent its imminent threats.’

While seriously warning the Israeli regime to avoid taking any measure against my country, I would like to stress that the Islamic Republic of Iran, in conformity with its international obligations, would not hesitate to exercise its inherent right to selfdefense in accordance with article 51 of the United Nations Charter, Al Habib added.

‘I should be grateful if you would have the present letter circulated as a document of the Security Council,’ he concluded.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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