Tehran, July 2, IRNA — Iran on Saturday marked anniversary of shooting down of Iranian passenger plane by the US warship.
Foreign Minsiter Ali-Akbar Salehi said in a statement that the brave Iranians are well aware of the world arrogance enmity and will never back down from their right causes.
On July 3, 1988, the US warship USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air civilian jet airliner over the Strait of Hormuz. The aircraft, an Airbus A300B2-203 was flying from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when it was destroyed by the U.S. Navy’s guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes, killing all 290 passengers and crew aboard, including 66 children.
‘This year, the tragic shooting down of Iranaian passenger plane by the so-called advocate of human right coincided with the US one way fuel ban of Iranian airliners. It indicates the US three decades never-changing enmity toward Iranians in all forms,’ the statement said.