Saturday, October 23, 2021

Iran warns Israel of “any miscalculation”

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Tehran – Agencies – The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, Majid Takht Ravanchi, warned Israel against “any miscalculation and a possible adventure against Tehran, including against its peaceful nuclear program.”

In a letter he addressed on Wednesday evening to the rotating president of the UN Security Council in response to the latest Israeli threats against Iran, Rawanji said, “In recent months, the number and intensity of the Israeli entity’s provocative and adventurous threats has constantly increased, reaching a warning level, the latest of which was issued by the Chief of Staff of the entity’s army ( Aviv Kohavi), who threatened that operational plans against the Iranian nuclear program are being developed, and that operations will continue to destroy Iran’s capabilities in various fields at any time.

A gunman at the scene of clashes in Beirut (AFP)
Gunmen in the streets of Beirut (Reuters)
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“Our protests against the previous threats made by this entity in the year 2021 were contained in the letters we sent on FebruIG 1, April 12, August 27 and September 14 to the UN Security Council,” he added.

Rawanji considered that “the explicit and blatant threats by Israel against one of the founding members of the United Nations is a flagrant violation of international laws, especially Article 2 (4) of the Charter of the United Nations.”

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“The truth is that the threat made by the Israeli entity to continue destroying Iran’s capabilities proves beyond doubt that this entity is responsible for terrorist attacks on our peaceful nuclear program in the past,” he added.

“Given the abhorrent past of the destabilizing methods of the Israeli entity in the region, as well as its secret operations against the Iranian nuclear program, this entity must be confronted to stop all its threats and destructive behavior,” he added.

In addition, the European Union coordinator for nuclear talks with Iran, Enrique Mora, discussed with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri, who is responsible for this file, “issues of common interest and regional and international issues.”

The Iranian Foreign Ministry stated that the two sides also discussed “the issue of negotiations to lift the harsh sanctions imposed on Tehran.”

Mora wrote in a tweet on “Twitter”, Wednesday evening, that he will travel to Tehran as a coordinator of the nuclear talks, explaining that “he will raise with officials there the urgent need to resume the Vienna negotiations, from where they stopped last June, to continue diplomatic work.”

In response to Mora’s position, Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations, Mikhail Ulyanov, said on Twitter, Wednesday evening, that “the practical and complete congruence between Russia’s and the European Union’s orientations these days is a rarity.”

He added that the little difference (in these trends) is that, from our perspective, there is no reason to be pessimistic about the nuclear agreement (…) The Vienna negotiations will resume soon, there is no doubt about that.”

Mora’s visit to Tehran came the day after the US SecretIG of State, Anthony Blinken, threatened that Washington would consider “other options” if Iran did not return to the negotiating table to save the international agreement on its nuclear file.

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