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xrough
10 Sep 08,, 02:11
Iran demands UN response to Israeli ‘threats’


UNITED NATIONS - Iran demanded on Tuesday a "resolute and clear response" from the United Nations to what it called dangerous threats against it by Israel, and said Tehran would not hesitate to respond to any attack.

A letter from Iran's UN Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described comments by two Israeli ministers as "vicious threats ... in blatant violation of the most fundamental principles of international law."

Israel, which is thought to have the Middle East's only atomic arsenal, believes Iran could have a nuclear bomb by 2010, a development it says would threaten the existence of the Jewish state.

Khazaee said remarks attributed to Pensioners Affairs Minister Rafi Eitan by German magazine Der Spiegel this week "yet again put on display the aggressive and terrorist nature of the Israeli regime."

Der Spiegel quoted Eitan as saying in an interview that while the era of Israel hunting down former Nazi officials abroad was over, "that's not to say that such operations are a thing of the past."

Asked to explain, he was quoted as saying, "It could very well be that a leader such as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suddenly finds himself before the International Criminal Court in The Hague."

Last week, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an interview with Al Jazeera television that Israel was serious about using "any option" if diplomacy did not curb Iran's nuclear program.

"These dangerous threats of resorting to criminal acts ... require a resolute and clear response on the part of the United Nations, particularly the Security Council," Khazaee said.

"Iran ... in accordance with its inherent right under Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, would not hesitate to act in self-defense to respond to any attack against the Iranian nation and to take appropriate defensive measures to protect itself, its people and its officials."

The Security Council has passed three rounds of sanctions against Iran because of its refusal to stop uranium enrichment, which the West fears is aimed at making atomic bombs but Tehran says is solely for power generation.

Mercenary
10 Sep 08,, 09:01
Iran's just building a typical "I told you so.." case for itself in the event of an israeli airstrike..to justify its possible response

Dreadnought
10 Sep 08,, 14:28
Response: Now he knows who will come looking for him if he keeps up his threats and rhetoric.:biggrin::tongue:

Mercenary
10 Sep 08,, 15:06
Response: Now he knows who will come looking for him if he keeps up his threats and rhetoric.:biggrin::tongue:

Yea sure..like he didn't know already..:))..I guess all those war games going on there are in preparation for a martian invasion

highsea
11 Sep 08,, 16:58
Lol. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Iran has stated it's goal to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, parades missiles in the streets with "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" banners draped over them, and demands a UN response to Israel's remarks?

A-Jad should put down his hash pipe for a while.

clyder
11 Sep 08,, 17:01
Response: Now he knows who will come looking for him if he keeps up his threats and rhetoric.:biggrin::tongue:

Since when was it against international law to criticise the Jewish state?

zraver
12 Sep 08,, 02:35
Since when was it against international law to criticise the Jewish state?

it's not, but draping banners over military equipment implying said equipment will lead to the death of said enemy is a threat.

Dreadnought
12 Sep 08,, 14:19
Since when was it against international law to criticise the Jewish state?

Criticise is one thing. Threaten to wipe a country from the planet is another and IMO your breeching upon an act of war at that point.

xerxes
12 Sep 08,, 14:24
Criticise is one thing. Threaten to wipe a country from the planet is another and IMO your breeching upon an act of war at that point.

I completely agree.

but I will also add "Threaten to wipe a government from the planet is another and IMO your breeching upon an act of war at that point",

Castellano
13 Sep 08,, 00:04
Ajmedina-jacket & Crew seeking legal protection from threats, is akin to an old prostitute scandalized by the decadence of morality while she's taking a break and playing bridge in a remote spa resort.

All thugs want to wear grotesque gold chains at some point, they think they prove respectability that way.

In another thread it has been suggested that when the iranians make despicable and crazy threats and statements the don't really mean it. Leaving aside the foolishness of not taking people by their word, what we all saw in 2006 were terrorist targeting civilians on a massive scale and feeling quite proud about it. That proves the seriousness of their sick ideology.

The fact that Iran got away from the 2006 Lebanon War absolutely scot free from the UN, makes one wonder if in fact the UN is not only corrupt and useless (with few benefits in return), but it is actually helping to enable murderous terrorists.

Iran and Syria should have been thrown out of the UN in 2006.
Or the UN moved to Chad.
There is no truth in the idea that all countries are the same.
They are Not.

Want to apply international law?

A-jacket and his islamo-fascist friends of Hezbollah and Hamas should be prosecuted for incitement of genocide, and many other crimes against international law and decency in general.