Iran stance on UNSC members 'clear'
A senior Iranian lawmaker says Tehran has made its stance clear toward all members of the UN Security Council based on their votes on the fourth round of sanctions against Iran, Press TV reported.
Speaking in an interview with ISNA, Deputy Head of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Esmail Kowsari said the country's foreign minister had sent a letter to all Security Council members, reacting to their votes on the new round of anti-Iran sanctions.
Referring to the 'no vote' cast by Turkey and Brazil, Kowsari said the Islamic Republic had expressed its gratitude to these two countries.
"It was also necessary to tell those countries which voted for Iran sanctions that they are moving on a wrong path and that they should not follow on the path of bullying powers such as the US, Britain and France as the bullying era is over," he added.
Kowsari went on to call on all members of the Security Council to "act independently and in line with regulations," in dealing with Iran's nuclear case.
The remarks come as earlier on Thursday, news outlets revealed certain parts of Iran's letter which warned of "dire consequences" in relations between the Islamic Republic and those countries that seek to exert pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.
Iran, a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has dismissed the sanctions as lacking legal basis, arguing that its nuclear activities are under the full supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency.