Parl. Speaker: Any US Crime to Accelerate Demise of Israel

7/25/2020 12:28:00 PM

TEHRAN (KHABARFOORI) _ Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has warned the United States that any crime against Iran will expedite the destruction of the Zionist regime, after American fighter jets harassed an Iranian passenger plane approaching the Beirut airport.

In a tweet on his account on Friday, the top parliamentarian said he had been briefed on the details of the new “adventurist move by the American terrorists” after the harassment of the Iranian Beirut-bound passenger plane by two US fighter jets over the Syrian airspace Thursday night.

Qalibaf said the US is lying about the incident, noting that the Iranian passenger plane’s pilot has announced that he received traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) warnings twice as the two US fighter jets were flying too closely.

“The Americans made an attempt to prepare the ground for a possible mistake in order to achieve preplanned ominous objectives,” the Iranian speaker said.

He warned that any American crime will undoubtedly expedite the humiliating destruction of the arrogant powers in the region, particularly the Zionist regime.

Two US fighter jets came close to the Mahan Air passenger plane in Syrian airspace on Thursday, causing the pilot to quickly change altitude to avoid collision.

A video posted on Friday by Iran’s IRIB news agency showed a jet from the window of a plane and blood on the face of a passenger – reportedly as a result from an injury sustained during the sudden altitude change.

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