15 September 2023

In a letter to the Secretary-General, Iran’s UN ambassador criticised “inflammatory and bellicose comments by the head of Mossad”, asserting that they “not only constitute a flagrant violation of international law... but also serve as a clear illustration of the acts of terrorism this illegitimate regime has always used to maintain its existence”. He went on to warn against “adventurism and malicious activities”. Relatedly, the IRGC's commander declared that Israeli had “resorted to empty rhetoric and threats... Go ahead if your previous assassination operations have increased your security. However, you should know that if you make threats against [Iran’s] security, we will have more options and your life will be cut short”.

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