Iran: No Connection with Attacks on American Facilities in Iraq
Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations rejected the accusation of his country being behind the targeting of American employees or facilities in Iraq and condemns the recent American attack on the Iraqi-Syrian border.
Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, Majid Takht Ravanchi, rejected the US accusations against his country, denouncing the recent US attack on the Iraqi-Syrian border, and considering it inconsistent with the United Nations Charter.
A letter sent by Takht Ravanchi on Friday to the President of the UN Security Council in response to the US envoy’s message said: “We have repeatedly said that Iran has no direct or indirect connection with any armed attacks by any institution or person against American personnel or facilities in Iraq.”
He added, "Any attempt to make such an accusation against Iran, a statement or an allusion, is a wrong endeavor and lacks even the most obvious and verifiable reliable information and is completely baseless. Therefore, we firmly reject such allegations and consider them to be legally null and void of any effect."
Takht Ravanchi stressed that Tehran "resolutely rejects the arbitrary US interpretation of Article 51 of the United Nations Charter to justify its illegal military attack on Syria and Iraq."
He stressed that "America's latest attempt to accuse others in the region to cover up its irresponsible and destabilizing activities, or divert people's minds from its illegal and adventurous military measures in the region, is doomed to failure."
This comes after the "Washington Post" newspaper reported that the United States "informed Iran, through diplomatic channels, that it would respond to any attack by its militias in Iraq, even if it did not lead to deaths among American forces."
The newspaper said that "Washington informed Iran that the recent strikes in Syria and Iraq were aimed at deterrence, not escalation."
And US President Joe Biden admitted that he had ordered airstrikes last night, targeting sites in Iraq.
"I ordered airstrikes last night, targeting sites used by Iranian-backed militias responsible for recent attacks on Americans in Iraq," Biden said.
The "Sayyid al-Shuhada" Brigades in Iraq announced the martyrdom of four 4th Brigade members as a result of American aggression.