Iran ambassador accuses Israel of creating instability

TEHRAN, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The life of Israel is dependent on causing instability, Iran's ambassador and representative to the United Nations office in Geneva said on Thursday, adding the Israeli regime ensures its survival at the expense of others.

Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh made the remarks in response to anti-Iran allegations leveled by Israel at a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), according to Iranian official news agency IRNA.

Israel blamed Iran for carrying out a missile operation against an Israeli intelligence base in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish regional capital Erbil and accused the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) of destabilizing the region.

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On March 13, the IRGC said it hit with missiles an Israeli intelligence base in Erbil.

The operation, according to the IRGC, was in reaction to an Israeli airstrike on Syria's capital Damascus on March 7, in which two IRGC officers were killed.

Baghaei Hamaneh noted that in order to protect and expand itself, Israel is essentially in need of destabilizing its surrounding environment.

He added that Israel has a destabilizing characteristic intrinsically, and this reality has been evident throughout "the Zionist regime's short but miserable lifespan."

As a consequence of following this logic, the Iranian ambassador said, creating crises and chaos has become a defining and special feature of Israel.