A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Iranian authorities sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Security Council regarding the interception of a civil airliner by U.S. fighter jets in Syria last month.

Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Majd Takht Rawanji, said in the statement, as reported by the Tasnim Agency:

“An Iranian Airbus passenger plane belonging to the Mahan company that was heading from Tehran to Beirut on July 23 faced sudden interception and offensive behavior by two American F-15 fighters while it was flying. Iranian passengers were flying in the international corridor of the Syrian airspace.

He pointed out that “the Iranian pilot suddenly lowered the plane’s height in order to preserve the lives of the passengers and in response to the dangerous and offensive maneuver carried out by the two American fighters, which resulted in the injury of a number of passengers.”

The Iranian delegate noted, “It is absolutely clear that the behavior of the two American aircraft is a flagrant violation of the security and freedom of civil aviation authorized in the Chicago Treaty in 1944 and its annexes, as well as a flagrant violation of the Montreal Convention in 1971 in the field of preventing any illegal acts against civil aviation,” adding that it is the duty of the United Nations to reject this illegal act and hold Washington accountable.

The U.S. confirmed the interception of the Iranian airliner, but said they only used one F-15 and the incident was meant to protect their forces in the Al-Tanf area of Syria.

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jimbim
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jimbim
2020-08-09 00:08

The U.S. confirmed the interception of the Iranian airliner, but said they only used one F-15 and the aggression was meant to protect their terrorist groups in the illegal occupied Al-Tanf area of Syria.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-08 17:17

Actually, it’s the Iranian pilot suddenly lowered the plane’s height that occasioned the injuries! If the fighters had wanted to shoot down the airliner, it’d had ended with the same fate as the Ukrainian airliner shot down by Iran.
This just propaganda the UN will shred the complaint and for good reasons.

Mike
Mike
2020-08-08 20:23
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

The only propaganda spewed out is the garbage that paid troll like you keeps spewing, out, you pathetic Israeli dirt-bag.

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Notonato
2020-08-09 11:51
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Idiot comment as usual.