Iranian nuclear program 311 (R).
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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
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.
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.