Iran informs IAEA about Zionist's threats over country's nuclear facilities
(IRNA) - Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh delivered here Tuesday Iran's protest letter to IAEA Director General Mohammed ElBaradei detailing Israeli threats of a possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
In the protest letter, relevant clauses and statements in documents of the United Nations and IAEA have been included to back up the country's claim, reports Trend.
The protest letter is to be downloaded as a document in the IAEA website.
Referring to IAEA Resolution 533, the letter calls for prompt condemnation of Israel's threats against Iran.
IAEA Resolution 533 underlines that any threat or attack on nuclear facilities already operating or under construction will be regarded as a violation of the UN Charter, IAEA letters of association and international rules and regulations and requires swift response from the UN Security Council, it said.
The letter urges the IAEA director-general to promptly condemn the Zionist threats and take proper action to prevent similar threats.
"On November 10, 2006, Ephrain Sneh, a deputy minister in the Israeli cabinet, said that the regime may launch a pre-emptive military strike against Iran's peaceful nuclear program.
"I consider it a last resort. But even the last resort is sometimes the only resort," the deputy minister said.
On October 19, 2006 Ehud Olmert, in a blatant threat against the Islamic Republic of Iran, said that Iran would have "a price to pay" if it does not relinquish its peaceful nuclear program.
He also said that Israel was making preparations for such possible attack and further threatened that Iranians "have to be afraid of the actions that may be taken by the Israeli regime." On May 15, 2006, Josef Olmert, who works closely with the Israeli mission to the United Nations in New York, threatened at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles that "Israel will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear capability, and will launch a unilateral military strike if necessary to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities"...(and further) said that "Israel cannot wait for a (possible) regime change in Iran because time is running out."
On March 7, 2006, Moshe Ya'alon, the former chief of staff of the Israeli regime's military, said at Hudson Institute in Washington DC that "Israel has a military option to counter Iran and decision-makers must take the Israeli military option into consideration."