Iran Warns G7 against Counterproductive Decisions

Iran Warns G7 against Counterproductive Decisions

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Embassy in the Italian capital of Rome cautioned that counterproductive decisions toward the Islamic Republic and the West’s irresponsible alignment with Israeli actions could encourage Israel’s malice and adventurism, consequently increasing regional and global tensions.

The statement was issued ahead of a meeting of the foreign ministers of Group 7 about the recent developments in the Middle East.

The full text of the Embassy’s statement is as follows:

Over the past years, the Israeli regime has, in various ways and through flagrant violations of the fundamental principles of international law and peremptory norms, inflicted damage on the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Among these, one can refer to multiple acts of sabotage in peaceful nuclear facilities, cyber-attacks on the country's infrastructure, the targeted assassination of a large number of nuclear scientists, and the most recent case of a terrorist attack on the building of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Damascus.

The attack on the building of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Syrian Arab Republic is considered a flagrant violation of the international conventions governing the inviolability of diplomatic premises and the United Nations Charter. Following this barbaric act, the Islamic Republic of Iran, in pursuance of its principled policy of preventing the escalation of tension and war in the region, called for an urgent meeting of the Security Council, the condemnation of this act, and the punishment of that (Israeli) regime. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of the majority of members, the Council failed to fulfill its express duty under the United Nations Charter, due to the opposition of the US, the UK, and France.

In this regard, Mr. Hossein Amirabdollahian, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, also called in two telephone conversations with the Secretary-General of the United Nations for appropriate action and the firm condemnation of the international community and the Security Council.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, as a responsible member of the United Nations, is committed to the objectives and principles enshrined in the Charter of that organization and insists on its commitment to maintaining international peace and security. The response of the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the early hours of April 14, 2024, in the form of the exercise of the inherent right of self-defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter and after the disappointment in the condemnation of this norm-breaking act of the Israeli regime, is considered completed from the perspective of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is clear that the Islamic Republic of Iran will use all its power and capacity within the framework of international laws and regulations to confront the possible repetition of the malice of that regime.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is seeking a development in the credibility of diplomacy, and within the framework of the message of aspiration for peace, security, and progress for the region, it welcomes the remarks made on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, by Mr. Antonio Tajani, the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy, in the presence of ambassadors of Islamic countries. Tehran, considering the position of the Italian government as the current presidency of the G7 and also its regional and international role as one of the most important European countries, calls for the efforts of that government to make its European (the European Union) and international (especially the G7 members) partners responsible in the face of violations of international law, the purposeful escalation of tensions in the region, and the continued killing of the innocent people of Palestine by the Israeli regime.

Undoubtedly, the adoption of counterproductive decisions towards the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the one hand, and the silence and irresponsible alignment of Western countries in the face of the actions of the Israeli regime in violation of international law, on the other hand, will encourage that regime to persist in its malice and adventurism, and consequently increase tensions in the region and the world.

The Middle East region is going through a turbulent period, and without a doubt, the responsibility and success of the Italian government in reducing tensions and establishing stability in this region will remain in the historical memory of the international community.

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