In recent developments, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Amir Saeid Iravani, issued a stern warning that Iran would respond "decisively" to any threat or unlawful act made against the country by Israel. This statement was reported by the semi-official Tasnim news agency on Friday.
Ambassador Iravani conveyed these concerns in a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Ferit Hoxha, the President of the Security Council for the month of September. This response was prompted by recent remarks made by David Barnea, the head of Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad.
Barnea had accused Iran of directing more than 20 attacks against Israel over the past year and issued a threat of military action against Iranians in the event of harm to any Israeli or Jewish individuals in such attacks.
Iravani dismissed Barnea's allegations as baseless and asserted that these provocative statements represent a clear violation of international law and the UN Charter.
The Iranian ambassador emphasized that Iran stands firmly on its legitimate and inherent rights, in accordance with international law and the UN Charter, and would provide a decisive response to any threats or illegal actions by Israel against Iran. He reaffirmed Iran's commitment to defending its national security, interests, and the well-being of its people.
Furthermore, Iravani called upon the UN Security Council to fulfill its responsibilities and condemn Israel's hostile rhetoric and destructive activities.