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Iran's Supreme leader called the U.S. sanctions a crime

Us sanctions against Iran are a crime aimed at the collapse of the economy, said Iran's Supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

"Of course, the US sanctions is a crime, a great crime against the nation," said Khamenei, whose speech was shown in Iranian TV.

Iran agreed to pay compensation for the downed Boeing Ukrainian

Tehran has agreed to pay compensation for the crash of a passenger plane, "International airlines of Ukraine", said official representative of foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi.

Between Tehran and Kiev's negotiations continue, Iran is responsible for the incident, said the spokesman.

Iran has launched ballistic missiles during exercises

The Iranian military during the exercises carried out launches of ballistic missiles from the ground, the news Agency Tasnim.

The Islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC, part of the armed forces of Iran) began the final stage of the maneuvers in the Persian Gulf and the Western part of the Strait of Hormuz, codenamed "the Great prophet – 14" involving naval and aerospace forces.

Rouhani called the interception of U.S. air force Iranian plane "aviatrissa"

The actions of the air force of the United States against an Iranian passenger aircraft are "aviatrissa", said Wednesday Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

"Is it possible to in the international air corridor on the existing route to the passenger plane, where adults, children and women who flew fighter, intimidating them. No doubt – this aviatiors," said Rouhani during a meeting of the government shown on television.

Media reported details of the incident with the Iranian airliner

American fighter jets twice in six minutes prevented a passenger plane of Iranian airline Mahan Air during the incident on Thursday, reports channel Press TV, citing sources.

Earlier it was reported about the convergence of fighters with Iranian passenger plane of the airline Mahan Air, flying from Tehran to Beirut. The incident occurred over the area of al-TANF in Syria, where the us forces. Iranian media reported several people injured when the pilot of the plane tried to leave from collision with the fighters.

Iranian foreign Minister praised the actions of the us military in the incident with the liner

The actions of the U.S. air force against the Iranian passenger plane was dangerous, said the official representative of Iranian foreign Minister Abbas Mousavi, calling them "playing with human lives."

According to him, the flight of American planes was "dangerous and adventurous" violate the norms of air travel. The presence of American forces in Syria illegally, said the representative of the Iranian foreign Ministry, in connection with the execution of American planes was illegal, and nobody gave the US the right to inspect a passenger plane.

Mahan Air has commented on incident with the fighter of the United States

Iranian airline Mahan Air commented on the actions of the U.S. air force against his passenger plane, saying that the Iranian aircraft was flying in accordance with the rules of air navigation.

In a published release about the incident with one of its planes flying from Iran to Lebanon, the company Mahan Air, called the actions of the two American fighters against a passenger airliner threatening.

Iran has sent letters to the UN Secretary General and the security Council on the incident with the plane

Permanent mission of Iran to the UN would send an official letter to the Secretary General of the organization, as well as in the Security Council outlining the details of the incident with the interception of an Iranian airliner, told RIA Novosti the mission of the IRI.

Earlier it was reported about the convergence of fighters with Iranian passenger plane of the airline Mahan Air, flying from Tehran to Beirut. Initially there was information that fighters intercepted an Iranian passenger plane, could be Israeli, then broadcaster IRIB, citing data from the flight crew announced that we are talking about the American interceptors. Iranian foreign Minister announced that Tehran is studying the circumstances of the incident, but did not specify the guilty. In Tehran said that they would take necessary political and legal measures, as soon as I get more information about it.

The U.S. air force escorted the Iranian passenger liner, said at the Pentagon

F-15 aircraft, the U.S. air force escorted the Iranian airliner from a distance of one kilometer, taking into account international norms, stated in the press service of the U.S. Central command (CENTCOM).

It noted that after the pilot of the F-15 identified the aircraft as passenger aircraft Mahan Air, an American fighter moved away to a safe distance.

Media: U.S. fighter jets flew near the Iranian plane

American F-15 fighter flying in visual line of sight from an Iranian passenger plane, but with the observance of a safe distance, reports Reuters, citing two sources in the US administration.

One of the interlocutors of the Agency confirmed that the incident took place in Syrian airspace.

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