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WorldIran files complaint to United Nations about U.S. drone: Tasnim

21:05  28 june  2019
21:05  28 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Iran files complaint to United Nations about U.S. drone: Tasnim © Reuters/Tasnim News Agency The purported wreckage of the American drone is seen displayed by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Friday it had formally filed a complaint to the United Nations against the United States over the violation of its airspace with an unmanned drone shot down by Tehran earlier this month, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

"The complaint was filed to the U.N. Security Council over the aggression against our airspace by the American drone ... the complaint states that Tehran reserves the right to respond firmly if the U.S. repeats the violation," Tasnim quoted deputy Foreign Minister Gholamhossein Dehghani as saying.

Tensions spiked between Tehran and Washington after Iran downed a U.S. military drone on June 20 that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf. Washington said the drone was shot down over international waters.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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