Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception August 10, 2020

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Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception August 10, 2020

ISLAMABAD- Iran says the interception of its passenger plane by fighter jets in the skies over Syria last month was an unlawful act and asked the United Nations to hold those responsible for it.

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi in his letters to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council has expressed strongest objections against this violation of international law and said Iran will pursue the issue through relevant international bodies.

Ravanchi said an Iranian airliner en route from Tehran to Beirut was intercepted by two US fighter jets while travelling through internationally specified air corridors in Syria's airspace.