Iranian FM on US Targeting Passenger Jet: ‘These Outlaws Must be Stopped’ – 21st Century Wire

A new video has sent shockwaves across the Middle East which shot on Thursday aboard a Mahan Airways flight 1152 from Tehran to Beirut, showing passengers panicking as oxygen masks fell from the cabin ceiling. It is believed that a US F-15 fighter jet buzzed the Iranian passenger jet over Syrian airspace, causing the plane a plunge that left several injured.

Iran announced it will be filing a complaint to the UN Security Council, and the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization has announced its protest to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over shocking interception by US military jets of an Iranian civil plane carrying Lebanese and other passengers in Syrian airspace.

The motivation of such a risky move has come into question by some who are comparing to similar past provocations by Israel where in 2018 the IDF had intentionally shadowed a Russian plane in order to trigger Syrian missile defenses and get Syria to shoot down a Russian aircraft over Latakia, or when Israel’s IDF used Syrian passenger airliner as cover to attack Damascus on Christmas Day in 2018.

Iranian FM on US Targeting Passenger Jet: ‘These Outlaws Must be Stopped’

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