Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi called U.S. President Donald Trump's threat against Iran a violation of the U.N. Charter’s principles, including Article 2, which explicitly prohibits the threat or use of force in international relations.

Iran Press/America: Takht-Ravanchi sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Security Council on Tuesday, protesting the U.S. president’s recent threats against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Referring to past U.S. threats against Iran and the assassination of Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC Quds Force, Takht-Ravanchi called on the Security Council to urge the U.S. to end its threats, illegal actions, and irresponsible policies.

The Iranian ambassador to the U.N. warned that the United States would be responsible for any possible adventure against Iran, stressing that the Islamic Republic of Iran would not hesitate to defend the nation, land, and interests.

On Monday, Trump promised any attack by Iran would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude," over a U.S. media allegation, claiming that Tehran planned to avenge Lt. Gen. Soleimani's martyrdom in a U.S. drone attack in January near Baghdad's airport.

Iran has warned the United States against making a "strategic mistake" after President Donald Trump threatened Tehran.

"We hope that they do not make a new strategic mistake, and certainly in the case of any strategic mistake, they will witness Iran's decisive response," Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei told a televised news conference on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a Twitter message sneered the U.S. President Donald Trump's newest allegations against Tehran with regard to taking revenge for General Soleimani assassination.

"The habitual liar bamboozled @realdonaldtrump into assassinating ISIS' enemy #1 by raising a false alarm," Zarif wrote in his Twitter account.

The U.S. political journalism company 'Politico' earlier claimed that the Iranian government plans to take revenge for the assassination of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani by targeting a US diplomat in South Africa.

In this regard, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh stated that the U.S. warmongers have always used gullible journalists to sell their folly.

"Under Bush [administration] they used them to sell the $7 trillion Iraq War. Now they are at it again, using Politico to peddle lies,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman noted.

Khatibzadeh was referring to the 'Madison Dinners', which the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is bringing them back despite wide criticisms by Democrats as a questionable use of taxpayer dollars, and State Department employees being skeptical of their diplomatic value.

Regarding the dinners, the spokesman published a photo that says Politico's owner has also attended a Madison Dinner.


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