According to the foreign policy group of rahnam news agency, the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations In response to the letter dated October 30, 2023, the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2023/813) in which he made unproven and baseless claims against the Islamic Republic of Iran, he wrote: All the claims mentioned in the above letter It is baseless and is categorically rejected. The Islamic Republic of Iran has never been involved in any action or attack against US military forces in Syria and Iraq.
It is stated in the letter of the representative of Iran: The attempt of the United States to invoke and rely on the right of self-defense according to Article 51 of the United Nations Charter to legitimize its illegal military actions by targeting civilians and critical infrastructure in Syria has no legal basis and validity. It is an arbitrary and incorrect interpretation of Article 51 of the Charter.
Iran also wrote: The clear purpose of such baseless claims is to justify the continuous violation of international laws and the United Nations Charter by the United States inside Syria. According to international law, an occupying country does not have the right to invoke the right of self-defense as a valid justification for illegal actions in its occupied territory.
The Iranian delegation wrote in its letter to the Security Council: The Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations has repeatedly expressed his strong opposition to the continued illegal presence of American military forces in Syria, calling it a clear violation of international laws and a clear disregard for national sovereignty. It considers the territorial integrity, unity and political independence of Syria. The Syrian Arab Republic has repeatedly asked the United States to end its occupation and illegal presence in Syria.
The letter also states: The United States must stop its illegal actions, end its illegal occupation, and comply with its international legal obligations, including the relevant Security Council resolutions that require all member states to support and respect national sovereignty, independence And the territorial integrity of Syria knows to adhere. This is in the interest of regional and international peace and security.
The representative of Iran emphasized: The presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Syria is completely legal and in response to the official request of the Syrian government to fight terrorism. Iran once again emphasizes its commitment to respect the national sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity and political independence of Syria.
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