Iran warns US of a ‘stronger reaction if they violate borders again’

After Iran downed a US unmanned drone recently, the country’s parliamentary speaker has warned the United States against violating the country’s borders  cautioning such a move would draw a “stronger” reaction.

In comments carried by Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency on Thursday, speaker Ali Larijani said the shootdown of the American unmanned aerial vehicle was “a good experience for them to avoid any aggression”.

“Iran’s reaction will be stronger if they repeat their mistake of violating our borders,” Larijani said.

Tehran said the US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was in its territory when it was shot down by a surface-to-air missile on June 20. Washington rebuffed that claim, saying the aircraft was in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz when it was hit.

US President Donald Trump ordered retaliatory strikes on Iranian installations over the incident – which marked the first direct Iranian-claimed attack on US assets amid an escalating crisis between the two powers – before calling them off at the last minute.

Recently, President of Iraq, Barham Salih has said that under no circumstance, United States will be allowed to use their bases in Iraq to attack Iran.

In a interview to CNN, Salih said, “We do not want our territory to be a staging post for any hostile action against any of our neighbors, including Iran. This is definitely not part of the agreement between the Iraqi government and the United States.”


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