Iran urges UN to condemn Israel over threat

Iran urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to condemn Israel's recent threat that it had not ruled out using military force against the country's nuclear program.

Iran urges UN to condemn Israel over threat
In a letter to the council, Iran's U.N. Ambassador Mohammad Khazee referred to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Jan. 14 threat that all options were on the table to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Khazee said in the letter that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful and called Israel's statements "unacceptable and unjustifiable." He said they were a "flagrant violation" of international law and the U.N. Charter, which calls on countries to refrain "from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state."

"The Security Council should react to these threats by unambiguously condemning them and calling on the said regime to cease and desist immediately from the threat of using force against members of the United Nations," he said.

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman called the letter, which was also sent to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, "disgusting and dangerous."

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Şubat 2008, 13:25
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