Iran lodged a formal complaint with the United Nations Secretary General, Security Council, and General Assembly objecting to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent remarks concerning the potential use of nuclear weapons against the regime in Tehran, the Iranian state IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
During his address on September 22, Netanyahu stated, “Iran must face a credible nuclear threat. As long as I am prime minister of Israel, I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons.”
Subsequently, Netanyahu’s office citing “a misreading,” later clarified that his intended statement was a “credible military threat” rather than “nuclear.”
Disregarding this correction, Iran’s U.N. Ambassador Amir Saeid Iravani contended in the letter that Netanyahu had “made explicit threats to use nuclear weapons against an independent member state of the United Nations.”
Iravani additionally cautioned in the letter, “in accordance with international law, we will respond decisively to all threats and illegal acts originating from the Israeli regime.”
Netanyahu has been a prominent figure in the ongoing public campaign to curb Iran’s nuclear aspirations and has consistently criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement.