[…] Iranian Ambassador to the U.N. Majid Takht Ravanchi urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to bring the “very dangerous and provocative act” of the United States of flying the drone to the Security Council, where allies China and Russia could presumably take some action against Washington. Ravanchi called the drone’s flight a “blatant violation of international law” but stopped short of specifying what sort of action he hoped the U.N. would take in response.
“The international community is called upon to demand the United States to put an end to its continued unlawful and destabilizing measures in the already volatile region of the Persian Gulf,” Ravanchi wrote to Guterres, according to a copy of the letter published by Iran’s Tasnim news agency. “Iran condemns, in the strongest possible terms, this irresponsible and provocative wrongful act by the United States, which entails its international responsibility.”[…]
The Pentagon refuted Iranian claims that the drone, a U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR Global Hawk drone, was flying in Iranian airspace when Islamic Republic soldiers shot it down. Washington asserted it was legally flying in international airspace and released a video Friday that the Pentagon says proves that the drone had not violated international law. The video shows the aircraft flying over the Strait of Hormuz in international territory as a surface-to-air missile destroys it. Läs artikel