TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee deplored the "irresponsible and unjustifiable" remarks of the US officials about an imminent military attack on Iran, reminding that Washimgton's threats violate the UN Charter.
Khazaee strongly criticized an 'illegal' US possible plan for an Iran strike, saying the US threats are a "blatant breach of UN charter."
"US authorities and members of the Congress have on different occasions threatened the Islamic Republic with the use of force, which is against the international law and the UN charter," the Iranian ambassador said on Thursday.
Khazaee's comments were in reaction to the recent remarks by the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, who had spoken of a US military plan to attack Iran over the country's nuclear program.
The Iranian envoy denounced the US authorities for their "irresponsible and unjustifiable" remarks made on "baseless grounds."
The Iranian diplomat further pointed out that Iran reserves the right to defend its sovereignty against any attack under Article 51 of the UN charter.
America's highest-ranking military officer underlined, however, that military action against Iran could have "unintended consequences that are difficult to predict in what is an incredibly unstable part of the world."
Iran and the West are at loggerheads over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says its nuclear program is a peaceful drive to produce electricity so that the world's fourth-largest crude exporter can sell more of its oil and gas abroad and provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
The US and its western allies allege that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program while they have never presented corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations against the Islamic Republic.
Analysts believe that the US's opposition with Iran is mainly due to the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran's nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for other third-world countries.
Washington has laid much pressure on Iran to make it give up the most sensitive and advanced part of the technology, which is uranium enrichment, a process used for producing nuclear fuel for power plants.