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As US Saudi "Screenplay" to GA, Iran Says Unsubstantiated, Wouldn't Be 1st Time

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, November 16 -- The conspiracy to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the US Adel al-Jubeir, the subject of meetings around but not in the UN Security Council, is the subject of a UN General Assembly draft resolution which Iran has condemned even as it is circulated.

  A letter from Iran's Permanent Representative to the UN Mohammad Khazaee tells UN member states to "be cautious about the adverse consequences of such a move, which is in contradiction to the spirit and letter of the Charter of the United Nations."

  While Khazaee says that the US is the sponsor of the draft resolution in the GA, it was the Saudi Mission to the UN which showed it to the media on November 15, when a Western Security Council member told Inner City Press "it is a Saudi initiative, in the ambit of the GA's Legal Committee."

  This source predicted a vote in the full GA "in days," and said there is support from "a lot of Arab countries to condemn Iran."

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Adel al-Jubeir, court results not shown

  After the US and Saudi Ambassadors briefing Security Council members one by one, many called it "a screenplay." Brazil's Ambassador Viotti told Inner City Press that since the US said it was proceeding in court, it would be better to see what the courts decide, as a matter of due process.

  Khazaee's letter, says that "by submitting this draft the sponsor is inviting the General Assembly to consider an unsubstantiated allegation, and as such it would amount to an unprecedented, thus unacceptable move."

It wouldn't be the first time in the UN and its General Assembly.

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