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Iran | Rouhani Urges Action against US Aerial Terrorism


Iranian President Hasan Rouhani denounced the recent harassment of an Iranian passenger plane by American fighter jets over Syria as an act of “aerial terrorism”, calling for concerted action against such dangerous moves.

Speaking at a weekly cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani lashed out at the US for the “rudeness and dangerous mischief” in the sky, referring to the high-risk maneuvering by two US warplanes close to an Iranian airliner in the Syrian airspace on July 23.

He called on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations Security Council, and the countries in whose airspace the incident happened and for which the jetliner was bound to raise their voices against the American violation of law.

It is an example of “aerial terrorism” when the fighter jets fly close to a passenger plane in a free international route and frighten the passengers, the president added, calling for action against the act of terrorism.

The reason for such evil activities is that the US has been defeated against Iran, Rouhani said. “We tell the White House rulers that you have only one option in the face of Iran, which is implementation of the law, agreements, and regulations and making up for the damages you have caused to people (of Iran).”