MEHR: Referring to a clear violation of international laws by the Zionist regime, the Iranian Ambassador to the UN declared that Iran will not hesitate to exercise its legitimate and inherent rights to defend its national interests.
Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Amir Saeed Iravani, in a letter on Monday touched upon the latest alarming threat made by the Prime Minister of the Israeli regime to use nuclear weapons against Iran.
Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, made explicit threats to use nuclear weapons against Tehran, claiming, "Above all -- above all -- Iran must face a credible nuclear threat. As long as I'm prime minister of Israel, I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons".
Considering nuclear weapons as threat to the existence of humanity and the planet, the Iranian envoy added that such a threat will cause a great shock to the international community, especially its made in a credible tribune like the UN General Assembly.
He stated that the use or even threating to use nuclear weapons is a clear violation of international laws and the United Nations Charter in any situation.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Iravani noted that the Israeli regime shamelessly defies the repeated international calls to join legally binding documents that prohibit weapons of mass destruction and prevent the creation of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in western Asia which Iran has supported since 1974.
"We demand a strong response from the international community at a wide level, and the United Nations Security Council has a special responsibility to firmly and clearly condemn the reckless and dangerous statements of the Israeli regime."
Maintaining international order and protecting our collective humanity requires unwavering commitment and decisive action in response to such threats, he added.
He emphasized that the Iranian government resolutely emphasizes its legitimate and inherent rights, in accordance with international laws and the United Nations Charter, to respond decisively to any threats and illegal actions caused by the Israeli regime in order to defend its security, national interests, and the Iranian nation.