Iran complains to U.N. over U.S. nuclear "threat"
13-Apr-2010 (2 comments)

(Reuters) - Iran complained to the United Nations on Tuesday over what it called a U.S. threat to attack it with atomic weapons, accusing Washington of nuclear blackmail in violation of the U.N. charter.

President Barack Obama made clear last week that Iran and North Korea, both involved in nuclear disputes with the West, were excluded from new limits on the use of U.S. atomic weapons.

A letter from Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council and General Assembly presidents called on the United Nations to "strongly oppose the threat of use of nuclear weapons and to reject it."

Statements by Obama and other U.S. officials were "tantamount to nuclear blackmail against a non-nuclear-weapon state" and breached U.S. obligations under the U.N. charter to refrain from the threat or use of force, Khazaee said.

"Such remarks by the U.S. officials display once again the reliance of the U.S. government on (a) militarized approach to various issues, to which the threats of use of nuclear weapons are not a solution at all," he added.

They also posed "a real threat to international peace and security and undermine the credibility" of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the envoy said.

Obama is urging other global powers to agree to a fourth round of U.N. sanctions against Iran over its refusal to halt nuclear work that the West suspects is aimed at making bombs, a charge Iran denies.

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Majid Zahrai

What about the threats Iran has been dishing out?

by Majid Zahrai on

When Iran turned into a military state, the whole line of military and paramilitary officials who now run Iran, in addition to its moron of a president and its imbecile of a Supreme Leader, got busy dishing out threats on whomever they considered their enemy, "doshman."  When political rhetoric deteriotes to the point that it has in Iran over the past year, everybody thinks it fair game to use that rhetoric.  Where can the people of Iran take their complaints about all the threats the Islamic Republic has been heaping on them for the past year?  If threatening others is bad, Islamic Republic should start with themselves and stop dishing them out to the world.



US and its warmongering behavior must be stopped

by Bavafa on

We have seen this state engaging in illegal war, attack and occupying other nations as recently as 2003 in Iraq. It has used WMD against civilian and continues to thread other nations with WMD. The world must put a stop to this wild wild west attitude and bring some sanity to the world.