The United States has imposed sanctions on certain United Arab Emirates-based companies, alleging they had ties with Iran's Mahan Air.
Iran on Friday urged the United Nations to hold the United States accountable for the interception of an Iranian passenger plane by two US fighter jets.
Rouhani called on the UN Security Council, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and regional states to break their silence on Washington’s “dangerous mischiefs.”
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani denounced the recent harassment of an Iranian passenger plane by American fighter jets over Syria as an act of “aerial terrorism”, calling for concerted action against such dangerous moves.
The deputy speaker of the Lebanese parliament said his country will press on with diplomatic efforts to condemn the recent move by US fighter jets to harass a Lebanon-bound Iranian civilian aircraft over Syria.
Syrian Ambassador Adnan Hassan Mahmoud said that the harassment of an Iranian airliner is the embodiment of US terrorist acts.
The spokesman of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said US recent adventurism against an Iranian airliner is against regional peace and security stressing that such actions “will not go unanswered.”
Iran slammed the United States on Friday for risking a “disaster” after US warplanes’ fly-by of an Iranian civilian airliner over Syria.
Airlines and countries are continuing to restrict travel following the spread of the novel coronavirus outside the borders of Chinese territory.
Mahan Air, Iran's second-largest carrier after Iran Air, has officially launched its direct flights between Tehran and the Venezuelan capital Caracas, a senior official said.