Iran says the excessive warmongering rhetoric against the country and threats of a military strike on its nuclear facilities are in breach of the UN Charter and the International Atomic Energy Agency’s statute, Press TV reports.

"According to the Resolution 533 in 1990, any attack or threat of attack on [Iran’s] nuclear institutions or facilities is a violation of the United Nations Charter, the IAEA’s statute and international law," the country's ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh told Press TV on the sidelines of a meeting of the agency’s Board of Governors in Vienna on Thursday.

Today, the world is witnessing that the Israeli regime is continuously threatening to attack the nuclear facilities, which is a blatant violation of this resolution, said Iran’s IAEA envoy.

The recent Israeli stance proved that the regime is challenging all its international commitments and pays no heed to demands of its allies, including the United States, added Soltanieh.

The remarks come after Soltanieh made a speech during an address to a meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna on Thursday, where he also reproved the UN nuclear watchdog and Security Council (UNSC) for failing to take action over Israeli threats against Iran.

Soltanieh emphasized that the silence of the IAEA member states and the Board of Governors in particular on the Israeli regime will damage the agency’s credibility and called on the UN Security Council to immediately act upon it.

The United States and its European allies accuse Iran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program and have used this pretext to impose international and unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The US and Israel have also repeatedly threatened Iran with a military strike on its nuclear installations.

Iran has repeatedly refuted the Western allegations, arguing that, as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the IAEA, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

The agency has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities, but has never found any evidence of diversion in the country's civilian nuclear energy program.

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