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Israeli Ambassador to the UN Demands Action on Iran

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29 Aug 2019
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Demands Action on Iran
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon sent a formal letter to the Security Council on Wednesday in which he demanded that action be taken regarding Iran’s recent attempts to attack Israel from Syrian territory. In the letter, Danaon said it was not the “first nor the second major Iranian attack intended to escalate the security situation in the region, guided by Soleimani and the Quds Force.” He also demand that the Security Council "make it clear to Iran, in the clearest terms possible that it will not tolerate its regional malign activities including its central role in supporting terrorism." Meanwhile, Iranian and US officials continued their own rhetorical battles in various forums.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday that "The United States is engaged in an economic war against the Iranian people and it won't be possible for us to engage with the United States unless they stop imposing a war and engaging in economic terrorism against the Iranian people. So if they want to come back into the room there is a ticket that they need to purchase and that ticket is to observe the agreement.”

Elsewhere, the US Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on two financial networks linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps on Wednesday.

"As the Iranian regime attempts to use complex schemes to hide its efforts to bolster its WMD program, the U.S. government will continue to thwart them at every turn," said Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker. "We urge governments worldwide to recognize the extraordinary lengths to which the regime in Tehran will go to conceal its behavior, and to ensure that their companies and financial institutions are not facilitating Iran's proliferation activities."

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