Iran urges UN to condemn Israel, US over military threats

Iranian ambassador says Israeli, US threats violate international law; Salehi says IAEA report shows western pressure behind UN body.

November 5, 2011 18:05
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Suspected uranium-enrichment facility near Qom

Iranian nuclear program 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Iran blasted the US and Israel on Saturday for their reported plans to attack the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, urging the United Nations to condemn the two nations for their combative remarks, Channel 10 news reported.

Iranian Ambassador to Uruguay Hojjatollah Soltani said that such threats were a gross violation of intentional law.

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"The UN, by condemning Israel and the US, will have to prove to all that the world belongs to all countries and nations, and is not in the hands of only a few states," Channel 10 quoted Sultani as saying.

The Iranian ambassador's comments came days before the UN nuclear watchdog was set to release a report that may provide evidence for Tehran's nuclear ambitions, including high-explosives testing that could be utilized for nuclear weapons.

The UN report is expected to include satellite images that depict a large steel container for carrying out tests with high explosives that could be used in nuclear weapons, sources briefed on the document said.

Earlier Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi denied any links between the country's missile testing and its nuclear program, saying any document that connects the two is "baseless and non-authentic," Iran's FARS News Agency reported.

The Iranian foreign minister went on to say that if the International Atomic Energy Agency were to release these documents, it would only prove that the nuclear watchdog was under pressure from "western powers."

Reuters contributed to this report.


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