Iran To React Immediately IF Attacked–Says Iran’s UN Ambassador Mohammad Khazaei

Iran’s United Nations Ambassador Mohammad Khazaei

Iran’s Ambassador to
the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei has warned that any aggression
against the Islamic Republic will be swiftly met with ‘appropriate’

Iran would not hesitate to act in self-defense and respond to any
attacks on its territories, IRNA quoted a formal letter of complaint by
Iran’s UN envoy to the world body’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on

Khazaei lashed out at the “inflammatory remarks and baseless
allegations” made recently by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and
underlined that the Islamic Republic would take appropriate defensive
measures to protect itself.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran expresses its deep concern over such
remarks, and strongly condemns the provocative, unjustifiable and
irresponsible comments,” the senior Iranian diplomat noted.

Sarkozy warned on August 31 that Iran’s alleged attempts to build
long-range missiles and “nuclear weapons” could lead unnamed countries
to launch a pre-emptive attack.

French president’s accusations against Iran comes as the IAEA has
conducted numerous inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities but has
never found any evidence indicating that Iran’s civilian nuclear program
has been diverted to nuclear weapons production.