Statement by the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaei, to the United Nations Security Council Regarding Iran's Nuclear Program

March 3, 2008

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

The international community is once again witnessing that the credibility of the Security Council, whose primary responsibility is to maintain international peace and security, is readily downgraded to a mere tool of the national foreign policy of just a few countries. The Council has been once more pushed to take unlawful action against a proud and resolute nation merely because that nation is defending its legal and inalienable rights enshrined in international instruments. 

Today’s action of some members of the Security Council against Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, along with the measures taken in this regard in the past, do not meet the minimum standards of legitimacy and legality for the following reasons: