Speaker slams US’ fighter jets threatening Iran’s passenger plane
Tehran Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said on Friday that the Americans are lying that they flew in the standard routine, while the pilot received two TCAS warnings due to the too much approach of two fighters at the top and bottom of the aircraft.
“In contact with the person in charge of Operation of Mahan Airline, I followed up on the details of the American terrorists’ adventure last night, because the American terrorists tried to achieve the sinister pre-planned goals by preparing the ground for a possible error,” Qalibaf tweeted late on Friday.
Any US crime will undoubtedly accelerate the humiliating destruction of the arrogant powers in the region, especially the notorious Zionist regime, he reiterated.
Mahan Air passenger plane was en route to Beirut, Lebanon when it was threatened by two military jets.
The pilot of the Iranian plane said when he was talking to the pilots of the fighter jets to ask them to keep distance they had said that they were American.
Although the Iranian plane finally landed in Beirut Airport, some of its passengers were immediately taken to hospital.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA