Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei warned the West that any aggression against the Islamic Republic would be swiftly met with “appropriate action.”
“Iran would not hesitate to act in self-defense and respond to any attacks on its territories,” Khazaei said in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday [IRNA, 10 September].
Khazaei lashed out at the "inflammatory remarks and baseless allegations" made recently by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran expresses its deep concern over such remarks, and strongly condemns the provocative, unjustifiable and irresponsible comments,” Iran’s UN envoy said.
Sarkozy has warned that Iran was attempting to build long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, which could lead to pre-emptive attacks against the country.