(Reuters) – Iran will lodge a complaint with the United Nations about what it sees as U.S. President Barack Obama’s threat to attack it with nuclear weapons, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.
Obama made clear last week that Iran and North Korea were excluded from new limits on the use of U.S. atomic weapons — something Tehran interpreted as a threat from a long-standing adversary to attack it with nuclear bombs.
“Saying this kind of remark shows that it is those countries which possess nuclear weapons which are themselves the biggest threats to the world’s security,” foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told the semi-official Fars news agency.
“We will officially present our complaints to the United Nations about these kinds of threats,” he said. The complaint was backed by a letter signed by 255 of Iran’s 290 members of parliament, Fars said.