Foreign Policy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:39
Iran’s Mission: UN Report on UNSCR 2231 Flawed, Prepared under US Pressure
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations strongly rejected the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ report on the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 2231 as incorrect and added that the report has been designed under the US coercion.

“Iran categorically rejects the observations contained in the Report concerning the Iranian connection to the export of weapons or their components that are used in attacks on Saudi Arabia and the Iranian origin of alleged US seizures of armaments,” the statement of Iran’s mission to the UN said.

“The Report has based its findings on the alleged seizures of arms by the United States as well as the attacks on Saudi Arabia, reproducing the exact claims made by the United States. In essence, the US is sitting in the driver’s seat to shape the so-called “assessment” regarding the Iranian connection to the attacks,” it added.

Here is the full text of the statement:

Unfortunately, there are a number of serious flaws, inaccuracies and discrepancies in the Report of the UN Secretary-General on the implementation of the Security Council resolution 2231, related to the so-called Iranian connection to the export of weapons or their components that are used in attacks on Saudi Arabia. In this context, the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran wishes to state the following:

The UN Secretariat lacks the capacity, expertise, and knowledge to conduct such a sophisticated and sensitive investigation.

Some of the alleged seized arms which have been examined were found not to conform to the ones manufactured by Iran.

Iran categorically rejects the observations contained in the Report concerning the Iranian connection to the export of weapons or their components that are used in attacks on Saudi Arabia and the Iranian origin of alleged US seizures of armaments.

The Report has based its findings on the alleged seizures of arms by the United States as well as the attacks on Saudi Arabia, reproducing the exact claims made by the United States. In essence, the US is sitting in the driver’s seat to shape the so-called “assessment” regarding the Iranian connection to the attacks.

The conclusion of such baseless allegations is not surprising because the US and its allies have a long history of disinformation and Iran-bashing.

In extremely unprofessional conduct, only some images such as media pictures of military exhibitions have been used to verify and conclude about the alleged similarities of some items. Resorting to such methods of attribution seriously undermines the credibility of the Report.

The reliance on unsubstantiated and vague wordings such as “reportedly recovered”, “highly likely made”, “similarity” and “may have been transferred” in the Report, to make allegations against Iran, once again calls into question the validity of the findings.

In the absence of solid and reliable technical information which is vital to conduct a professional review of highly sophisticated technical items, one cannot but consider the allegations against Iran as politically-motivated.

While the “Iranian origin” of the arms mentioned in the Report is a fallacy, the origin of sophisticated weaponry being poured into our region by the US and its allies killing and maiming innocent people is quite obvious.

 

 

 

 

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