Iran urges UN to demand that Israel stop threatening military force

Iran urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to condemn Israel and demand that it immediately stop threatening to use military force against the country's nuclear program. In a letter to the council, Iran's UN Ambassador Mohammad Khazee referred to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's warning on Jan. 14 that all options are on the table when it comes to keeping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Khazee insisted in the letter that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful and called Israel's threats "unacceptable and unjustifiable." He said the threats are also a "flagrant violation" of international law and the UN Charter, which calls on countries to refrain "from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state."