Iran calls on UN to condemn ‘Israel threats’, warns of retaliation

Iran has called on the United Nations to intervene in what it said was an increase in hostilities by Israel.

In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Iran’s ambassador to UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi said Israel had increased “provocative and warmongering rhetoric” against Iran and it was actively planning operations against the Islamic republic.

The letter alleged that Iran’s nuclear programme has prompted Israeli general Aviv Kochavi in January to “prepare a number of operational plans, in addition to those already in place”.