Iraq has called for enhanced cooperation with neighboring Iran in the area of air defense, days after Tehran successfully thwarted an American spying mission by downing a sophisticated surveillance drone over Iranian territorial waters.
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An overwhelming majority of Iranian Members of Parliament (MPs), in a statement on Sunday, voiced their strong support for the shooting down of an American spy drone by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Thursday, and chanted “Down with the US” in defiance to US President Donald Trump’s pressures against their country.
A senior Iranian commander warns the United States to "act responsibility" in the region to protect the lives of American forces operating there.
Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian slammed Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain for allowing their lands be used as a platform for the US military to spy on other countries of the region, and warned them against playing with regional security and stability.
Spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi warned that the interests of Washington and its regional allies will be endangered and destroyed if the US fires even one single bullet at Iran.
Iran says it will not allow any incursions by the United States into its borders regardless of the response that may come from Washington.
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.
US drone intrusion into the Iranian airspace could have been carried out by a “general” or “several operators”, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corpse (IRGC) says.
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.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami confirmed downing of a US spy drone on the Southern coasts of Iran on Thursday, stressing that the move should alert Washington officials to stay away.
Iran’s top security official says there will be no war between Iran and the United States amid ongoing tensions between the two countries and Washington’s military buildup in the Persian Gulf.
Iran has categorically dismissed America’s claim of Tehran’s involvement in recent attacks against oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, saying the allegation is a “sheer lie” in line with “acts of sabotage” against the Islamic Republic.
Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi categorically denounced the US destructive role in Syria with illegally establishing military bases in the Arab country in violation of the international law, and urged Washington to quickly leave the war-ravaged country.