History to Remember US Warship’s Attack on Iranian Passenger Plane: Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian foreign ministry in a statement on Thursday referred to a US warship’s attack on an Iranian passenger plane in 1988 as an instance of Washington’s state-sponsored terrorism.

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On July 3, 1988, Iran Air Flight 655 was on a routine flight from Iran's southern city of Bandar Abbas to Dubai when the US Navy's missile cruiser USS Vincennes shot it down, killing all 290 passengers onboard, including 66 children and crewmembers.

In a Thursday statement on the anniversary of the attack, Iran’s foreign ministry once again reiterated its sympathy with bereaved families of the victims.

It also referred to the attack as a clear instance of Washington’s blatant violation of international rules and regulations.

The crime was an instance of the state-sponsored terrorism supported by the US administration, and the history would never forget it, the statement said.

It further noted that such attacks reveal the absurdity of the US claims in advocating human rights.

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