July 24, 2020

Iran protests to UN after US jets approach flight over Syria

Tehran (AFP) – Iran protested Friday to the United Nations of a “flagrant violation” of international law after nearby US fighter jets sparked panic on an Iranian passenger plane over war-torn Syria.The incident on Thursday was the latest between arch-foes Tehran and Washington since US President Donald Trump walked out in 2018 of a nuclear accord with Iran and renewed punishing sanctions.Iran’s state television broadcast footage filmed on a mobile phone of screaming passengers as the pilot of a Mahan Air plane on a flight from Tehran to Beirut took emergency action.A passenger with blood runn…

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