Iran warns US, 'Israel' of any 'adventurous' aggression
Tehran says the United States will be considered an accomplice in any Israeli aggression on Iran or any sabotage attacks on its peaceful nuclear program.
Iran warned the United States on Wednesday against carrying out any "adventurist acts" against its peaceful program, vowing that it will take all measures to protect its citizens and sovereignty from any US aggression.
In a letter to the president of the USNC Pascale Baeriswyl and UN chief Antonio Guterres, the Iranian Ambassador to the international body Amir Saeid Iravani said, "Considering the foregoing, the Islamic Republic of Iran warns against any possible miscalculation or adventurist acts against its peaceful nuclear program."
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Iravani referred to recent threats made by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to use force against Iranian nuclear facilities to aid the Israeli occupation's "freedom of action" policy.
"We have made clear to Iran that it can never be permitted to obtain a nuclear weapon. As President Biden has repeatedly reaffirmed, he will take the actions that are necessary to stand by this statement, including by recognizing Israel’s freedom of action,” Sullivan said earlier.
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The diplomat stressed that the Islamic Republic reserves its "inherent and legitimate right under international law to take all necessary measures to protect and defend its citizens, interests, installations, and sovereignty against any aggression, including any terrorist, military, or sabotage acts."
"Without a doubt, this irresponsible, provocative, and belligerent statement violates international law and the United Nations Charter, particularly Article 2(4), as it threatens to use force against the peaceful nuclear facilities of a Member State of the United Nations," the Iranian representative to the UN added.
He further said that, given Washington's threats, the United States will be considered an accomplice "in any future acts of terrorism or aggression carried out by the Israeli regime against Iran," including "sabotage operations against Iranian officials, scientists, civilians, and peaceful nuclear facilities."
The United States is "to bear the consequences of such internationally wrongful acts, in accordance with international law."
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Iravani reiterated the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program and its adherence to international obligations, stressing that the program "is exclusively for peaceful purposes, and it has never sought, nor will it ever seek, to develop nuclear weapons."
"This is a firm and unwavering decision of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran."
The US claims that it will not allow the Islamic Republic from obtaining nuclear weapons is a "distortion of reality and another cynical attempt of the United States to further its political agenda," he continued, adding that the "United States should stop propagating false allegations and misinformation about Iran's peaceful nuclear program."
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