Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations called deception and oppression the main element of the Israel's foreign policy and stressed that the Islamic Republic reserves the right to defend itself against such threats.

Iran PressAmerica: At a UN Security Council meeting on Palestine on Tuesday, Iranian ambassador to the UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi said that Israel, in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, has not missed any opportunity to overthrow the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the past five years.

 He added: "Deception and shamming are fundamental elements of Israel's foreign policy."

"They are being used to cover up its atrocities and crimes against the Palestinians and to hide destabilizing actions in the region, so the UN Security Council must be aware of the Israeli's malice and lies," Takht-Ravanchi said.

He stressed: "We reserve the inherent right to self-defense and to respond strongly to any threat, including the threat posed by Israel today which is in clear violation of Article 2 of the UN Charter, and of course the Security Council must respond to such threats.

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations emphasized: "While the Palestinian issue has been on the agenda of the General Assembly and the Security Council as the longest crisis in the world since the founding of the United Nations, the Security Council has failed to end decades of occupation, to defend the fundamental right of millions of oppressed Palestinians and counter with the occupying Israel, which has shamelessly committed international crimes not once but several times.

Takht-Ravanchi said it goes without saying that the Security Council's failure to fulfill its responsibilities stems from the full and systematic support of the United States for Israel, which is in conflict with international law and moral and human principles.

He added that the inefficiency of the United Nations, especially the Security Council, which is responsible for maintaining international peace and security, has seriously diminished trust in the council and led to a crisis in its credibility and legitimacy.

Takht-Ravanchi, meanwhile, stressed that this passivity could not last forever and must be stopped.

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations also called on the international community to do everything in its power to address this crisis, preventing its further deterioration and its negative consequences for regional and international peace and security.

Takhtarvanchi reiterated the Islamic Republic of Iran's support for the ideal of the Palestinian people and the full realization of all their rights, including the inherent right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state throughout Palestine with al-Quds as capital. 219