- The foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javad Zarif, said the government of Iran took and has concluded necessary measures against an attack on its soil by President Donald Trump of US
- Zarif said the Islamic Republic of Iran does not seek an escalation of the war which he said was started by the US
- The minister said that attack using an airstrike by the US killed its notable citizens
The government of Iran has said that the country does not seek an escalated war following the back to back airstrikes with the United States of America.
The foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javad Zarif, said the government of Iran took necessary measures against an attack on its soil by President Donald Trump of US.
In a tweet in the early hours of Wednesday, January 8, Zarif said Iran had also concluded every proportionate measure needed in the act of self-defence under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter.
Article 51 of the UN charter states that: "Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security."
Describing the attack by the US which led to the killing of a top Iranian military official, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad, Iraq on January 3, as cowardly, Zarif said, the armed attack against Iran killed its notable citizens.
He also said that the Islamic Republic of Iran does not seek an escalation of the war which he said was started by the US.
"We do not seek an escalation of war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression," Zarif said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has warned all Israeli's officials against their involvement in the fracas between US and Iran.
Netanyahu said the crisis between the two countries is a US event and that Israel is not part of it.
He also advised Israeli's officials against making media remarks or comments concerning the face-off between US and Iran.
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