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Iran asserts right to self-defense in Embassy statement

In a recent press statement released by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in India, the country emphasized its inherent right to self-defense following what it described as “heinous military aggression” by the Zionist regime. The statement, issued on April 18, 2024, highlighted Iran's commitment to the United Nations Charter and international law. […]

Iran asserts right to self-defense in Embassy statement
Iran asserts right to self-defense in Embassy statement

In a recent press statement released by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in India, the country emphasized its inherent right to self-defense following what it described as “heinous military aggression” by the Zionist regime.

The statement, issued on April 18, 2024, highlighted Iran's commitment to the United Nations Charter and international law. It referenced an incident on April 1, 2024, where Iran alleges that the Zionist regime conducted a military attack against Iranian diplomatic premises in Damascus, Syria.

Iran invoked Article 51 of the UN Charter, which allows for self-defense, and stated that its response on April 14, 2024, targeted military objectives and army bases without causing harm to civilians. The statement condemned the Zionist regime's actions as a violation of international law, including the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons.

The statement expressed disappointment in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for not addressing what Iran perceives as a clear violation of international regulations. It reiterated Iran's commitment to peace and stability in the region while criticizing the “aggressive and genocidal pattern” of the occupying regime.

The press release from the Iranian Embassy in India underscores Iran's stance on defending its national security and sovereignty while calling for a fair and unbiased approach from international bodies like the UNSC.

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