Iran reserves right of self-defense against Israeli criminal act: UN Mission Politics News
In a letter to the UNSC Chairman and UNSG on March 10, Iran’s Permanent Mission to the UN outlined the country’s position on a recent Israeli terrorist attack that resulted in the martyrdom of two Iranian forces in Syria.
The following in the full text of the letter:
“In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Merciful
On instructions from my government, I have the honor to inform you of the following:
In the early morning of Monday, March 7, 2022, the Israeli regime, in flagrant violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic, launched missile attacks against an area north of Damascus, resulting in the martyrdom of two Iranian forces who were advising the Syrian military forces in their counter-terrorism efforts in Syria.
It should be noted that the Iranian advisory forces are present in Syria at the official request and invitation of the Syrian government to provide advisory services to help the Syrian military forces fight against terrorism, in particular the terrorist group ISIS.
Iran views the recent Israeli terrorist attack as a highly provocative and deliberate act aimed at increasing tensions to an uncontrolled level and disrupting coordination among those fighting terrorism in the region, especially the Islamic State.
This provocative and criminal act is in violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, and engages the criminal responsibility of the Israeli regime and all those who aided, abetted or otherwise aided and supported the preparation or execution of this act. terrorist in any way, directly or indirectly.
The international community in general and the Security Council in particular must strongly condemn this provocative and criminal act and hold the Israeli regime accountable for its illegal acts, which constitute a serious threat to international peace and security.
Iran has long been at the forefront of the fight against terrorism and extremism and is determined, in accordance with its rights and obligations under international law, to continue its fight against terrorist organizations in the region until to their total eradication.
While acknowledging that the Israeli regime bears full responsibility for all the consequences of these criminal acts and seriously warning the regime against taking further adventurous and malicious measures, the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves its inherent right to self-defense, under Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, to respond to such a criminal act whenever he deems it appropriate.
I should be grateful if you would have the text of this letter circulated as a document of the Security Council.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.