US Military Threat Breaches UN Charter

US Military Threat Breaches UN CharterUS Military Threat Breaches UN Charter

The spokesperson for the Combatant Clergy Association said the threat by US officials that they have left open the military option against Iran is a violation of the UN Charter.

"Under the UN Charter, the US threat of military action is considered a crime," Gholamreza Mesbahi Moqaddam said in an interview with Fars News Agency on Saturday.

He rejected such comments as "empty threat", saying, "Politically speaking, such a stance and remarks by US officials are a bluff."

Regarding the Majlis review of the breakthrough nuclear deal struck with major powers on July 14 in Vienna, Mesbahi Moqaddam said, "International agreements must be presented to Parliament for approval."

"The government is bound to submit the (nuclear) deal to the Majlis in the form of a bill to be reviewed."

Meanwhile, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran argued that the Constitution does not require the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the accord is officially known, to be subject to ratification by Parliament.

"To my knowledge, the cases that need to be referred to the Majlis (by law) are confined to international treaties or conventions," Salehi said. "The government does not need to submit every agreement with other countries to the Majlis."

"As its name suggests, the JCPOA is neither a treaty nor a convention. I wonder under what category it is going before Parliament," he was quoted by IRNA as saying in an address at the University of Tehran on Saturday.

Based on a bill passed by the Majlis to ensure the preservation of nuclear achievements, the Majlis and the Supreme National Security Council will review the deal before it is put into force.