It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
TEHRAN, June 18 (UPI) -- Iran says a United Nations Security Council resolution enacting sanctions for its nuclear activities is null and void, and illegal under the U.N.'s own charter.
Reacting to the June 9 adoption of Resolution 1929, Iran's Supreme National Security Council responded in a statement Friday saying, "it proves that the Security Council is not a proper forum to uphold the maintenance of international peace and security and a body to secure the rights of nations."
As a founding member of the United Nations, Iran believes deeply in the ideals of the organization and the purposes and principles of its Charter. The United Nations is the sole universal organization with the capacity to address issues of fundamental importance to the entire human family and move us all closer to a new global paradigm of understanding, sympathy, dialogue, cooperation and partnership.
Menaces that today threaten the international community are complex and varied. Yet all of them ranging from drugs, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, to injustice, poverty and environmental degradation have one common ingredient. They recognize no boundaries of geography, power or affluence. They affect us all.
Relationship with United Nations
As an independent international organization related to the United Nations system, the IAEA´s relationship with the UN is regulated by special agreement [pdf]. In terms of its Statute, the IAEA reports annually to the UN General Assembly and, when appropriate, to the Security Council regarding non-compliance by States with their safeguards obligations as well as on matters relating to international peace and security.
The IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security,
The IAEA is the world´s nuclear inspectorate, with more than four decades of verification experience. Inspectors work to verify that safeguarded nuclear material and activities are not used for military purposes.
The IAEA inspects nuclear and related facilities under safeguards agreements with more than 145 States around the world.