Iran Urges UN Action Against Israeli Threats to N-Programme

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UNITED NATIONS, June 26, 2019 (Xinhua) — Majid Takht Ravanchi (front), Iranian permanent representative to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council’s semi-annual briefing on the implementation of Resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, at the UN headquarters in New York, June 26, 2019. Joao Vale de Almeida, head of the EU delegation to the United Nations, on Wednesday reiterated support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, despite mounting tensions between the United States and the Islamic republic. (Xinhua/IANS)

TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi has called for an action by the UN Security Council (UNSC) to tackle rising Israeli threats to Tehran’s nuclear programme.

In a letter to the UNSC on Tuesday, Takht Ravanchi said over the past months, the number and intensity of Israel’s “provocative and adventuristic threats” to Iran’s nuclear programme have consistently grown and reached an alarming level, Xinhua reported on Wednesday citing Tasnim news agency.

The Iranian envoy referred to the latest remarks by Israeli senior military officials of “operational plans against Iran’s nuclear programme”, saying that “such systematic explicit and public threats by the Israeli regime against a founding member of the United Nations constitute flagrant violations of international law”.

Takht Ravanchi warned against any possible military act of Israel against Iran and its nuclear programme, stressing that Iran reserves the right to self-defence to decisively respond to any threat. -IANS

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