Iran urges UN action to Israeli threats


Iran has called for a "resolute and clear response" from the United Nations to the dangerous Israeli threats against the Islamic republic.


Iran's Ambassador to the UN, Mohammad Khazaee, sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday in which he described recent remarks by two Israeli ministers as "vicious threats ... in blatant violation of the most fundamental principles of international law."

Israel's pensioners affairs minister Rafi Eitan has told the German magazine Der Spiegel that President Ahmadinejad should be kidnapped and taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for what he claimed Ahmadinejad's threats against Israel.


Such remarks by the Israeli official "put on display the aggressive and terrorist nature of the Israeli regime," Khazaee stated in the letter which was carried by Reuters.


Last week, Ehud Barak said in an interview that Tel Aviv will use "any option" to halt Iran's nuclear program.


"These dangerous threats of resorting to criminal acts ... require a resolute and clear response on the part of the United Nations, particularly the Security Council," Khazaee explained.


"Iran ... in accordance with its inherent right under Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, would not hesitate to act in self-defense to respond to any attack against the Iranian nation and to take appropriate defensive measures to protect itself, its people and its officials," Iran's envoy underlined.