Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined that the anti-Iran policies undertaken by US President Donald Trump will assuredly fail, adding that Tehran does not take statements coming from the current White House seriously.
Tehran has slammed US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook’s remarks in Saudi Arabia over the recent downing of an intruding American spy drone, saying the Islamic Republic “responds to diplomacy with diplomacy and war with firm defense.”
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that his forces could have shot down a US P8 aircraft with 35 on board which was violating Iran’s airspace, but decided to shoot down the drone to only send a message to Washington.
Spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) of Iran Keivan Khosravi said that Washington is entitled to no right of retaliation for its drone downing, warring that Tehran will strongly respond if the US tries to conduct any retaliatory strike.
Tehran will complain to the UN Security Council after the United States violated its airspace and claimed that its drone was in international airspace when it was shot down by Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated.
Iran will not be redirecting its political course of action in the face of the United States’ pressures, says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht-e Ravanchi rejected the US allegations against Tehran for what it called as fomenting insecurity in Afghanistan, lashing out at Washington for projecting the blame on others to cover failures.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned of enemies' attempts to fuel ethnic and religious differences in Iran, lauding the Iranian people for defusing their plots.
Iran has sharply condemned the United States for violating the country’s airspace by a spy drone, warning that the aggressors bear the responsibility for repercussions of such “provocative” moves.