Iran promised to “firmly and adequately” respond to the incident the day before in Syrian airspace when American fighter allegedly dangerously close to the Iranian passenger plane. As reported by Iranian news Agency Mehr, it said on July 24, the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran Seyed Abbas Mousavi.
He said Tehran will react to “gamble” of the U.S. military, “when the time comes”.
The evening of July 23, Iranian media reported that the skies over Syria fighter dangerously close to Iranian passenger airliner. To avoid collision, the pilot of the passenger plane had to maneuver, causing several passengers were injured.
The official representative of the Central command of the armed forces of the United States bill urban said that the F-15 fighter of the international coalition forces in Syria carried out a standard visual inspection passenger airliner Mahan Air at a safe distance – about 1000 meters. The purpose of the audit was the security staff of the coalition garrison in al-TANF. As soon as the pilot of the F-15 identified the aircraft as passenger aircraft Mahan Air, he immediately withdrew from the liner, said urban.