Screentshot from video showing the moment a U.S. F-15 jet intercepted the Mahan Air plane over southern Syria.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Iranian authorities announced on Sunday that they have determined the base used by the U.S. forces to intercept the Mahan Air plane that was flying over Syria on Thursday, July 24th.

In an interview with Iranian state television, the Special Assistant to the Head of the Iranian Shura Council for International Affairs, Hussein Amir Abdollahian, said that the Islamic Republic has determined the base used by the U.S. fighter jets to intercept the Mahan Air flight.

“The Iranian authorities have revealed more than 90% of the details of this incident, including the base from which the American fighters launched,” Abdollahian said in the interview.

He would then turn his attention to Israel, who he said played a role in the aircraft’s interception.

“The Zionists are trying to carry out provocative actions on the one hand, and on the other hand denying their role, adding that” the Zionists are currently living in a fragile situation.”

He continued, “The Zionist entity immediately denied the threatening the Iranian civilian plane from the site of fear, so the Zionist entity is not at the level that constitutes a threat to the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

“Under the air navigation laws of the Chicago Convention and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), warplanes have no right to intercept civil flights,” the Iranian official added on the measure.

On the legal and political measures taken by Iran regarding the American military threat to the Iranian passenger plane, Abdollahian said:

“Legally, the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations in New York made a formal protest that night, and summoned the Swiss ambassador, who is the guardian of US interests in Iran, and preliminary measures were taken. It is also possible for Iran to refer to the legal mechanisms at the international level. ”

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He pointed out that “this incident was not an ordinary incident,” adding that “there are various views about this incident, and one of these views is to deceive the Syrian air defenses and bring down the Iranian civilian plane. “

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Zafar Abbas
Zafar Abbas
2020-07-27 08:31

Plan was to Syrian air defence shot down Iranian airlinear. USA base in Syria? All ilegal

NKusa
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NKusa
2020-07-28 22:23

PEOPLE PEOPLE
Big game in the sky
Above Playpen for jamming frequency. Zionist piggy swine back on russian plane entering syria(shot down) ohh soon we forget dirty herectic are the inner circle(ask a nazi) of putin
This was testing syrian defense to shoot down Iranian plane .zionist will never stop
Drop the bomb,will close eyes.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-27 01:12

Utter lies : the plane wasn’t intercepted. Interception means you force it to land or shoot it down. Moreover, ICAO doesn’t bans interception for air policing purposes, e.g. you violate a country’s airspace or overflight a banned/military area etc. They are doing blah blah for propaganda purposes, they perfectly know that the “the legal mechanisms at the international level” will tell ’em “buzz off”: the F-15 did a visual recog and nothing else. +++ “there are various views about this incident, and one of these views is to deceive the Syrian air defenses and bring down the Iranian civilian plane.… Read more »

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allan w massey
2020-07-28 14:20
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

a true zionest bullshiter

NKusa
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NKusa
2020-07-28 22:32
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

With zionist tripe riding Along russian plane ENTERING syria
Oh you forgot that part

U know what i did in zionist stores vancity.lol
what i do to curly locks walking to herectic place of doom..kiss them with big black hands,ohh yes cant stand them since #BAYCREST OLD VOLKE HOME TORONTO
I AIN’T NO DUMBASS BLM ZIONIST LOVA OF USA
BLIND FOOLZ.MY RITES TO HATE ZIONIST
YOU CAN’T FORCE THE WORLD TO LOVE YOU
KEFILTE FILTH.

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NKusa
2020-07-28 22:38
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This the reason i will not succumbed to zionist
Purge needed.dont pay any DIASPORA, they all aid Zionist
#Nkusa.org
#Truetorahjews.org
Just the way it is . After attack on syria..i wait for them to walk home..let them have it
NATIONAL social gathering have no time zionist
I do my part..slap curly so hard
Big black palm STING