Iran denounced a draft resolution submitted by Saudi Arabia to the UN General Assembly over allegations of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington. Iran called the draft “unacceptable” and warned of “adverse consequences” of such move.
The draft resolution asks the 193-member General Assembly to deplore the plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, but does not directly accuse Iran of being responsible. However, it urges the Islamic Republic to comply with international laws by cooperating with inquiries.
“Such an action (approval of the resolution) would significantly undermine the role, authority and integrity of the General Assembly,” said Mohammad Khazaei, the Iranian ambassador to the UN, in a letter sent to Assembly president [IRNA, 16 November].