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Iran urges UN to carry US accountable for airplane interception

United Nations: Iran is urging the United Nations to carry the USA accountable for the interception of an Iranian passenger airplane by two US fighter jets within the skies over Syria final month, which it known as an illegal and an adventuristic act.

Iran’s UN ambassador, Majid Takht Ravanchi, stated in similar letters to UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres and the UN Safety Council circulated Friday that Iran expresses its strongest objections in opposition to this violation of worldwide regulation and can pursue the difficulty by means of related worldwide our bodies.

 

Ravanchi stated a Mahan Airways Airbus A310 en route from Tehran to Beirut on July 23 “was aggressively and unexpectedly intercepted” by two US F-15 fighter jets whereas travelling by means of internationally specified air corridors in Syria’s airspace.

“In reaction to the offensive and hazardous manoeuvrings of the United States fighter jets and in order to save the civil aircraft and passengers’ lives, the airliner had to change altitude abruptly, causing injuries to the passengers onboard,” the ambassador stated.

US Navy Capt. Invoice City, a Central Command spokesman, advised The Related Press on the time of the incident {that a} US F-15 “conducted a standard visual inspection” of the Iranian airplane “at a secure distance of roughly 1,000 meters (3,280 ft) from the airliner.

 

He stated the inspection was meant to make sure the security of US coalition troops in al-Tanf in Syria because the airplane was flying over that space. He stated as soon as the plane was recognized as a passenger airplane, the F-15 safely opened distance from the plane.

The Iranian ambassador stated that according to provisions of the Conference on Worldwide Civil Aviation, Iran’s civil aviation group contacted Syrian authorities and known as for a immediate and correct investigation of the incident.

He stated Iranian authorities additionally launched an investigation after the airplane returned from Beirut.

 

The outcomes of each investigations shall be launched after the revision and finalization of the collected knowledge and data by each groups, Ravanchi stated.

“It is obvious that the act by the United States fighter jets is a flagrant violation of the aviation security and freedom of civil aviation reflected in the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and its relevant annexes as well as an infringement of the 1971 Montreal Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation,” he stated.

 

Ravanchi stated: “It is incumbent upon the United Nations to reject such an unlawful and yet adventuristic act and hold the United States accountable for this irresponsible behaviour.”

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