Iran Security Officials Call West’s New Sanctions Illegal
New York Times

The top security body in Irancondemned as illegal United Nations, the United States and the European Union,and warned that it would respond to any measures that threatened its
national security, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

The Supreme National Security Council said in a statement that the sanctions were imposed based on false allegations against Iran’s nuclear program.

“The resolution proved that the United Nations Security Council cannot be an appropriate source to protect people’s rights and security,” the statement said.

It added that the Security Council’s actions on Iran’s nuclear program were “illegal, invalid” and against international regulation, and urged the Council to correct its mistakes.

The United States and some Western countries accuse Iran of secretly developing nuclear weapons, while Iran contends that its program is for peaceful purposes only.

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