Iranian Foreign Minister slammed the recent US violation of the Iranian airspace, saying Iran will zealously defend its skies, land, and waters.

 Iran Press/Iran news: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Twitter said: "The US wages #EconomicTerrorism on Iran, has conducted covert action against us & now encroaches on our territory," Iran Press reported.

He added: "We'll take this new aggression to #UN & show that the US is lying about international waters," he reiterated.

At the early hours of Thursday, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) air force shot down an American spy drone, identified as RQ-4 Global Hawk, that had violated Iranian airspace in the Kuh Mubarak (Mubarak Mountain) region located at Hormuzgan province, south of the country, the IRGC’s public relations department said in a statement.

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An unknown source with knowledge about the case said on Thursday that Iran in a letter to the United Nation will complain against the violation of its airspace and territory by US surveillance drone, Iran Press reported citing IRIB news agency.

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Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi strongly condemned the US spy drone's violation of Iranian airspace and warned against violations of Iran’s frontage.

Protesting against aggressive and provocative acts, Abbas Mousavi warned against the illegal entrance of any foreign flying object and violating Iran’s frontage, saying aggressors will be responsible for it. 208/104

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