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Iran calls on UN to condemn 'Israel threats', warns of retaliation

Iran has called on the United Nations to intervene in what it said was an increase in hostilities by Israel.

In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Iran's ambassador to UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi said Israel had increased "provocative and warmongering rhetoric" against Iran and it was actively planning operations against the Islamic republic.

The letter alleged that Iran's nuclear programme has prompted Israeli general Aviv Kochavi in January to "prepare a number of operational plans, in addition to those already in place".

Takht-Ravanchi said this constituted a threat and urged a "proportionate response by the global community" as it violated article two of the UN charter, which states that members must refrain from "threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state".

"We reserve the intrinsic right to defend ourselves and decisively respond against any threat or wrongful act by the Israeli regime," Takht-Ravanchi wrote, and urged Israel to take responsibility for its military escalations.

The UN, he added, must confront Israel’s "destabilising warmongering policies".