Iran strongly reacts to threatening Mahan Air passenger plane by US military jets

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has said that investigations are underway about an incident on Thursday night in which two American jets threatened an Iranian passenger jet on the Syrian air.

Mahan Air passenger plane was on route to Beirut, Lebanon when it was threatened by two military jets.

The pilot of the Iranian plane says when he was talking to the pilots of the fighter jets to ask them to keep distance they had said that they were American.

Although the Iranian plane finally landed in Beirut Airport, some of its passengers were immediately taken to hospital. 

The Syrian official SANA news agency also said that the fighter jets were American and had took off from an air base in Syria.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said that after completing information about the incident, Iran will take the necessary political and legal measures in this regard.

Mousavi also said that Iran’s Permanent ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-e Ravanchi has talked with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, stressing that in case any incident that may occur to the Iranian plane on its way back home, the United States of America would be held responsible.

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