Iran reserves the right to defend itself against Israeli terrorism: UN mission

Following the martyrdom of two Iranian advisers at the hands of the Israeli regime in Syria, Iran’s permanent mission to the United Nations affirms that the Islamic Republic considers itself legitimate to defend itself and its interests against acts of terrorism by the regime.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran reserves its inherent right in self-defence, under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, to respond to such criminal act whenever it deems appropriate,” wrote mission in letters to the UN Secretary General and the world body. Security Council Thursday.

Iran “recognizes that the Israeli regime bears full responsibility for all consequences of these criminal acts, and seriously cautions the regime against taking further adventurous and malicious measures,” the letter read.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) named the two martyrs as Col. Ehsan Karbalayi-Poor and Col. Morteza Saeed-Nezhad, saying they were killed in a missile attack on Monday by the Israeli regime on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus.

“Undoubtedly, the Zionist regime will pay the price for this atrocity,” the IRGC’s Public Relations Office said in a statement on Tuesday.

Later, the IRGC spokesman said that the Israeli regime would be dealt with decisively for the killing of the advisers. “The Zionist enemy knows that he will not benefit from such crimes and will receive decisive answers,” Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said on Wednesday.

Iran maintains an advisory mission to Syria at the request of the Arab country with the aim of helping it get rid of foreign-backed militants who have been fighting the Syrian government since 2011. In 2017, advisory assistance from the Iran helped Syria defeat Daesh. terrorist group.

The letter, meanwhile, recalls that “the Iranian advisory forces are present in Syria at the official request and invitation of the Syrian government to provide advisory services to assist the Syrian military forces in combating terrorism, in particular the terrorist group ISIS (Daesh)”.

Israel, however, has been a key supporter of terrorist groups and has targeted the positions of Iran’s military advisers as well as those of the Syrian army and resistance groups fighting terrorists.

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