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Iran says Resolution 1929 is illegal, threatens retaliation

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Security Council Imposed Additional Sanctions on Iran on June 9: full text of the resolution

In an official statement issued on Friday, Iran called the new UN Security Council resolution "illegal" and said it will take retaliatory measures if Iran's legitimate interests are jeopardized. The Resolution 1929, which was ratified by the UN Security Council on June 9, allows the inspection of Iranian ships.

In the statement, issued by the Supreme National Security Council, it was insisted that "Iran will show retaliatory measures to any move against its interests."

It its statement the top security body lamented that fact that the sanctions resolution came just after the Tehran Declaration signed between Iran, Turkey and Brazil on May 17, according to which Iran would ship 1200 kilograms of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey to be exchanged for 120 kilograms of 20 percent enriched nuclear fuel rods to power the Tehran research reactor, which produces radioisotopes for cancer treatment.

It said The Security Council should leave scientific nuclear issues to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The Development and Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Today eight countries are possessing nuclear weapons. The five nuclear weapons states United States, Russia (former Soviet Union), United Kingdom, France and China, are the only countries allowed to have nuclear weapons according to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) from 1970. All members of the United Nations except Israel, India and Pakistan have signed the NPT.

It also said the Security Council never issues a resolution about the Zionist regime's proliferation of nuclear weapons because some permanent members of the council are main suspects to helping this regime gain nuclear weapons.

Following is an excerpt of the statement:

The involvement of the UN Security Council in Iran's peaceful nuclear activities is illegal, incredible, and in contrast to the Article 39 of the UN charter and the IAEA safeguards and the Security Council should take compensatory measures to rectify its past mistakes.

The Islamic Republic announces unequivocally that any move against the legal and legitimate interest of the Iranian nation will be met with legal response and proper action by the Islamic Republic.

The failure of the United States in winning the votes of all the Security Council members despite an unusual pressure and repeated telephone calls of the country's president with the leaders of the council members and the rejection of the call reflected in the NAM statement, which represents two thirds of the world states, heralded a new era in meeting the needs of the nations based on justice and respect.

The 1929 Resolution does not express concern over production, proliferation and testing of new generation of nuclear weapons by the permanent members of the Security Council and makes no reference to the 11 proposals put forward by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the NPT Review Conference. In contrary to the expectation of the international community the subject of the resolution is based on false charges about Iran's nuclear program which have never been proven.

The signers of the resolution put themselves to the judgment of the international community less than one month after the signing of the Tehran Declaration. The United States, which had encouraged Turkey and Brazil to enter dialogue with Iran, stood against the nuclear deal which was welcomed in a statement issued by the 120 countries member to the Non-Aligned Movement.

The world has never seen any Security Council resolution about the Zionist regime's proliferation of nuclear weapons and the council has never wanted to investigate who provided nuclear weapons to this regime because some permanent members of the council are main suspects to helping this regime produce nuclear weapons.

The U.S. is the biggest threat to the international community because it is the main culprit in production, testing, proliferation and using nuclear weapons.

How a regime that cannot manage to restrain an oil well (a referring to the spill from a BP Plc site in the Gulf of Mexico) gain the trust of the international community that it can control its nuclear arsenal?"

An insistence on the past mistaken approach by the U.S. administration will be costly and useless which will finally lead to a deadlock.

The Islamic Republic of Iran again insists on the contents of the Tehran Declaration and considers it as a valuable basis for solidarity among independent nations in the face of extortions.

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