Sunday, March 18, 2012

Israeli threats against Iran illegal: Japan envoy to Tehran

Japanese Ambassador to Iran Kinichi Kumano

Source: Press TV

Japanese Ambassador to Iran Kinichi Kumano has lashed out at the Israeli regime's warmongering rhetoric against the Islamic Republic, dismissing Tel Aviv's escalating threats as “illegal.”

Such threats are “illegal,” but this regime (Israel) is notorious for issuing these kinds of threats and is very “dangerous,” ISNA quoted Kumano as saying on Sunday.

Commenting on the upcoming negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 group - Russia, China, Britain, France, the United States, and Germany - Kumano said the two sides should demonstrate flexibility in the talks to achieve the desired results.

He referred to Iran’s great achievements in various scientific fields, including nanotechnology and biotechnology, and said some foreign governments despise the progress of the Iranian nation.

The US and Israel, and some of their allies accuse Iran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Tehran refutes the claims, insisting that as a member of International Atomic Energy Agency and a signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty, it has every right to pursue the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Earlier on Thursday, Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that despite Tel Aviv’s growing war rhetoric against Iran, the Israeli regime is too tiny to survive even one week of a real war.

“We take every little threat serious even if it comes from the weakest country in the world,” he said in an interview with Danish television channel TV2. He added, however, that Iran does not consider the Israeli war rhetoric as real threats.

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