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Israel And Iran Bicker At United Nations Meeting – As UN Sanction Looms

#Israel and #Iran accused one another Sunday at the United Nations of being the main threat to peace in the Middle East, each calling on the Security Council to impose sanctions on their sworn enemy.

“The mask is off. Iran, the number one global sponsor of terror, has exposed its true face as the destabilizer of the region and the world,” Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan told an emergency meeting of the Security Council convened after Tehran’s unprecedented attack on Israel.

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🛡️ Addressing the #emergency meeting, Iran’s UN Ambassador Amir Saeid Iravani insisted the Islamic republic was exercising its “inherent right to self-defence”.
“The Security Council failed in its duty to maintain international peace and security,” Iravani said.

💥 The Israeli military said Sunday that the overnight Iranian attack on the country had been “foiled”, with 99 percent of incoming drones and missiles being intercepted. Nearly 300 drones and missiles were employed during the Iranian attack.US, French and UK forces contributed to Israel’s defence but the US will not participate in any offensive action against Iran, an official said.

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