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Israel accountable for all ‘wrongful acts’ against Iran, condemnation 'urgent': Envoy

Amir Saeid Iravani, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations

Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations says Israel must be held accountable for complicity in assassination and sabotage acts in the Islamic Republic amid confessions by the occupying regime’s officials to the “internationally wrongful acts.”

Amir Saeid Iravani made the remarks in letters sent on Tuesday to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and France’s UN Ambassador Nicolas de Riviere, whose country holds the Security Council’s rotating presidency for January. 

He said the Israeli authorities have “openly admitted” to their complicity in assassinations and acts of sabotage targeting Iranian officials, scientists, and civilians, adding that the occupying regime is also implicated in destructive operations against Iran’s peaceful nuclear infrastructure.

“The Israeli regime bears full responsibility for all internationally wrongful acts committed against Iran and should be held accountable,” he stated.

Iravani also reiterated Tehran’s legitimate and inherent rights, as stipulated by international law and the UN Charter, to respond decisively to any threats and unlawful actions originating from the usurping entity.

He further highlighted Iran’s unyielding determination to exercise its rights in order to safeguard the country’s security, national interests, and people against any threats or attacks.

In a statement on December 30, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that the regime is “acting against Iran all the time, everywhere,” saying, the objective is to do “absolutely everything to prevent Iran” from what he called attaining nuclear weapons.

The Iranian envoy said the “belligerent statement blatantly defies fundamental principles of international law and the UN Charter, particularly Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter. It also appears to be aimed at diverting attention from the Israeli regime’s ongoing atrocities and severe violations of international humanitarian law in the Gaza Strip and occupied Palestine and evading accountability.”

He also called on the international community to issue an urgent condemnation and take decisive action in response to Israel’s terrorist acts and destabilizing activities in the region, especially its ongoing atrocious crimes against the Palestinian people.

Additionally, Iravani referred to Netanyahu’s address in September 2023 to the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, where he called for a “credible nuclear threat” against Iran. However, the hawkish premier’s office later clarified that he misread the line and meant to say a “credible military threat.”

Last week, former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett claimed that in 2022, the regime attacked an unmanned aerial vehicle base in Iran and also assassinated a senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commander in Tehran. 

The Iranian envoy said, “Such statements undeniably serve as additional evidence, reinforcing the international responsibility of the Israeli regime for its involvement in internationally wrongful acts as well as criminal terrorist acts on Iran’s soil.”

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