Iran has asked the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council and UN General Assembly to condemn the violation of its airspace by an unmanned spy plane the United States.
Agency official said today, "IRNA" in the letter sent to Ban and the presidents of the principal organs of the UN, Iran's representative to the UN, Mohammad Khazai, notes that "the blatant and provocative violation (of airspace) conducted by the U.S. government is a hostile action. "
The Iranian government understands that the U.S. action "Obviously contradicts international law and basic principles of the UN Charter," and therefore asks his sentence.
Khazi says the reconnaissance aircraft and unmanned U.S. spy RQ-170 Sentinel, undetectable and manufactured with the most modern electronic equipment, penetrated 250 miles into Iran from Afghanistan, until he was overthrown by the Armed Forces of Iran.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran reserves the legitimate right to carry out the necessary measures to protect its sovereignty," the letter Khazai,
Therefore, requires "the condemnation of the aggression and the implementation of effective and clear, according to the responsibility of the UN to stop these dangerous and illegal actions and to maintain regional peace and security, according with the United Nations Charter. "
Yesterday, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Iranian charge d'affaires of Switzerland in Tehran, Livia Leu Agosti, to express their protest and request compensation for the incursion of U.S. spy plane.
In the letter delivered to the Swiss diplomat whose embassy houses the U.S. Interests Section in Tehran, Iran stated that the violation of airspace "is against all rules and regulations recognized by international law and poses a threat to peace and regional and international security (Iran). "
"The Islamic Republic strongly warns the U.S. government against the repetition of these events and reserves the right to take any appropriate measure to protect the rights of Iranians," the ministry said.
Last night, the official Iranian television showed a video from unmanned U.S. spy plane that the military overthrew Iran's claim that the eastern part of the country last December 4.
During the two minutes it lasted the images, two soldiers, the Body of Iranian Revolutionary Guards, examine the device, delta-shaped white and ivory, which Iran says is an RQ-170 Sentinel, the most advanced the reconnaissance drones and U.S. spy ware.
Iranian television said the plane was shot down for four days for electronic warfare unit of the Army of Iran while flying over the city of Kashmar, about 225 kilometers from the border with Afghanistan, a country from which you entered Iranian airspace .
U.S. sources and NATO admitted two days ago they had lost an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft in western Afghanistan, near the border with Iran, which could correspond with the Iranians claim to have shot down.
Yesterday some U.S. media, in its website, said the apparatus shown on Iranian television is indeed the RQ-170 lost by the U.S. Sentinel in the border area between Afghanistan and Iran.