Tehran: Iran to defend itself against Israel's any hostile moves

Tehran: Iran to defend itself against Israel's any hostile moves

Iran warned the United Nations Security Council that it will not hesitate to exercise its right to self-defense if Israel proceeds with its threats of blocking Iranian oil shipments.

Iran’s permanent mission to the UN asserted in a letter to the UNSC that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks amounted to an open threat of using of force in clear violation of the United Nations Charter.

Iran would mount a swift response to defend itself against any hostile moves, a right enshrined in Article 51 of the UN Charter, the letter reads.

According to the letter, Netanyahu was trying to imply that Iran’s oil industry was subjected to a “universal” ban while no such sanctions ever existed against Tehran, not even in the the council’s now-canceled resolutions, Press TV reported.

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