Iran’s Attack on Israel in Conformity with UN Charter: UN Envoy

Iran’s Attack on Israel in Conformity with UN Charter: UN Envoy

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The retaliatory strike that Iran launched against the Israeli regime early Sunday was in accordance with the Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, Iran’s ambassador to the UN said.

In a letter for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and President of the UN Security Council Vanessa Frazier on Sunday, the Iranian ambassador said Tehran has carried out a series of military strikes on Israeli military objectives in retaliation for the Israeli regime's armed attacks against the diplomatic premises of Iran in Damascus which led to the martyrdom of seven Iranian senior military advisories on April 1.

Saeed Iravani noted that Iran’s retaliatory military action “was in the exercise of Iran’s inherent right to self-defense as outlined in Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, and in response to the Israeli recurring military aggressions, particularly its armed attack on 1st April 2024 against Iranian diplomatic premises, in the defiance of Article 2 (4) of the Charter of the United Nations.”

“Regrettably, the United Nations Security Council has failed in its duty to maintain international peace and security, allowing the Israeli regime to transgress red lines and violate the fundamental principles of international law. Such violations have exacerbated tensions in the region and threatened regional and international peace and security,” he added.

“As a responsible Member of the United Nations, the Islamic Republic of Iran is committed to the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, and international law, and reiterates its consistent position that it does not seek escalation or conflict in the region,” the envoy underlined.

“While warning about any further military provocations by the Israeli regime, the Islamic Republic of Iran reaffirms its unwavering determination to defend its people, national security and interests, sovereignty, and territorial integrity against any threat or acts of aggression and to respond to any such threat or aggressions vigorously and in accordance with international law,” Iravani stated.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not hesitate to exercise its inherent right of self-defense when required. Should the Israeli regime commit any military aggression again, Iran’s response will assuredly and decisively be stronger, and more resolute,” he warned.

The IRGC said in a statement that its Aerospace Force has launched tens of missiles and drones in retaliation for the Israeli regime’s April 1 airstrike that killed several Iranian military commanders and advisers in Syria.

It added that the missiles successfully hit targets inside occupied territories.

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