Iran complains to UN about US airspace, sea border violations
Iran has warned against the repeated violations of its airspace by US drones and the illegal moves of US Navy warships in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman, Press TV reported.
Iran's Ambassador to UN Mohammad Khazaei submitted two identical letters to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council on Friday, saying the US Navy has carried out "illegal and provocative acts."
Khazaei stated that a US drone had entered Iran's airspace on November 1 despite repeated radio warnings. He also cited seven US flights over the coastal areas of Bushehr, located in southern Iran, in October.
The letters urged the UN chief to warn the US "against the continuation of acts in violation of international law and of the adverse consequences of any provocative and dangerous acts for which the United States government would be held responsible."
Earlier this month, Iran's military repelled an unidentified aircraft that had entered the country's airspace "above the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic in the Persian Gulf."
The Pentagon claimed two Iranian warplanes had fired at a US drone as it conducted a routine, but classified, surveillance mission over the Persian Gulf about 16 nautical miles off the Iranian coast.
However, Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), revealed the drone had been driven away by Iranian forces as it attempted to gather oil and economic intelligence around Kharg Island in southern Iran.
The general stated that the country's armed forces would respond with stronger action if US drones attempted to violate Iran's airspace again.