Iran’s mission to the United Nations has protested against a “hateful” speech by US Senator Lindsey Graham during his visit to Israel.
The Islamic Republic’s mission sent an official letter to the UN Security Council condemning the remarks by the Republican lawmaker Iranian scientists being killed, presumably by Israel, to stop Iran’s nuclear program.
“These disgusting, hateful and reprehensible remarks, which act as a green light to the Israeli regime to carry out more terrorist acts against Iranian nuclear scientists, are a clear violation of US international obligations”, the letter read.
During his visit to Israel in mid-February, Graham said, “A lot of Iranian scientists have had a lot of accidents, and we would expect more accidents to come. Having said that, if the Iranian regime sees nuclear weapons as an insurance policy for survivability, it will suffer a lot to get there”.
A supporter of former President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement, the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), Graham also compared Iranians to the Nazis, saying that “Iran is a theocracy motivated by religion [Shia Islam] that compels them to purify their faith and have the world submit. The Nazis wanted a master race, and the Iranians want a master religion. People like that cannot be ignored.”