Iran to Security Council: Israeli Threats to Strike Nuclear Plants Violate UN Charter

Islamic Republic's deputy UN envoy criticizes threats to attack Iran's nuclear facilities 'based on false assumptions,' says Iran reserves the right to defend itself.

Threats made by Israeli officials to strike Iran's nuclear facilities represent a violation of the United Nations charter, Iran's deputy UN envoy wrote in a letter to the Security Council's president this week, adding that while Iran had no intention to attack, it would not hesitate to defend itself.