Iran protests drone incursion

The US drone which Iran said it had brought down penetrated 250 kilometres (150 miles) inside the Islamic republic’s air space, state television’s website reported on Friday.

In a letter of protest to the United Nations, the government said “the American RQ-170 spy plane violated 250 kilometres inside Iranian airspace before confronting the reaction of Iran’s armed forces,” the website reported.

“Provocative and secret actions by the American government against the Islamic republic in recent months” have been on the increase, it charged.

It said Tehran had lodged “a strong protest against this violation of international rules by the US government” and warned against any “repetition of such actions.”

Iran called for the United Nations to condemn “this violation,” in the letter addressed to the UN secretary general as well as the presidents of the Security Council and General Assembly.

AFP

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