|Iran will strongly respond to any country that violates its airspace: official||
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday that Iran rigorously protects its airspace and territorial waters and will strongly respond to any country that violates its airspace.
Mehmanparast also said that U.S. forces had violated Iranian airspace eight times in October, adding that Iran has notified the United Nations of the cases of violation and has strongly complained to the United States about the issue.
“In its strong complaints, the Islamic Republic of Iran has requested the United States to meet its international commitments to adhere to the principles of international law and respect the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of our country,” he said.
“In two separate letters to the United Nations secretary general (Ban Ki-moon) and the United Nations Security Council, Iran has mentioned the cases of violation of its airspace and has called on these international bodies to warn U.S. officials about this issue so that we will not witness the repetition of such incidents and the violation of Iranian airspace in the future,” he stated.
In addition, Mehmanparast said, “Certain countries’ non-compliance with international principles and regulations can undermine international and regional stability and security.”
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