Iranian Foreign Ministry: ‘Iran won’t hesitate to protect its legitimate interests’

Tehran, SANA- Iran has affirmed that its armed forces exercised their inherent right of self-defense as stipulated under Article 51 of the UN Charter, noting that it will not hesitate to take more defensive measures to protect its legitimate interests against any aggressive military actions.

“The armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, exercising its inherent right of self-defense as stipulated under Article 51 of the UN Charter, carried out a series of strikes on the Zionist enemy’s military bases in response to its repeated aggressions, especially an attack on the country’s diplomatic mission in Damascus on April 1, resulting in the martyrdom of the Iranian military advisors who were present there at the invitation of the Syrian government,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The Foreign Ministry reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to the principles and goals of the United Nations Charter and international law, while reiterating its determination to forcefully defend its sovereignty, territorial integrity and national interests against any unlawful use of force and aggressions.

The statement added that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s resort to defensive measures in exercising the right to self-defense demonstrates its responsible approach to regional and international peace and security at a time when the occupying apartheid Zionist entity’s relentless genocidal campaign against the Palestinian people is accompanied with repeated military aggressions against neighboring states and fanning the flames across the region and beyond.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the Islamic Republic of Iran would not hesitate to take further necessary defensive measures to protect its legitimate interests against any act of aggression or unlawful use of force.

Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

 

 

 

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