Iran and the United States have successively written to the Security Council, both sides said that the operation was in accordance with the "UN Charter"
Surging journalist Nan Boyi
2020-01-09 17 : 22Source : Surging News
According to a Reuters report on January 9, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Kelly Kraft, said in a letter to the Security Council that the United States is "ready to engage in serious, non-predetermined negotiations with Iran to prevent Iran The threat to international peace or the security situation has escalated further. "
Kelly Kraft told the United Nations that the U.S. attack on Iran's senior military commander Suleimani was "self-defense" and said that the United States "necessary" to take further action to protect U.S. personnel and related interests.
According to Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, any measures taken by States in exercising their right of self-defence must be reported "immediately" to the 15 members of the Security Council. When the United States cracked down on the extremist group "Islamic State" in Syria in 2014, it also used Article 51 of the UN Charter to justify its actions.
Reuters reported that Iran also sent a letter to the UN Security Council on January 8 stating that Iran has also acted on US military bases in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter.
"(Iran) has adopted a targeted and corresponding military response to the U.S. air base in Iraq" and "does not seek escalation of conflict or war." Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, Majid Takht Rawanch Wrote.
Several informed diplomats said the letter from the United States to the UN Security Council arrived after Iran's letter.