Tehran (IP)- In a letter, the Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism called on the commander of the USS Vincennes to acknowledge the facts and provide the victims of the terrorist attack on Iran's Airbus passenger plane to access justice.

Iran PressIran news: Iran Air Flight 655 was a scheduled passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai via Bandar Abbas that was shot down on 3 July 1988 by an SM-2MR surface-to-air missile fired from USS Vincennes, a guided-missile cruiser of the United States Navy.

The aircraft, an Airbus A300, was destroyed and all 290 people on board were killed. The plane was down while flying over Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

The Association for the Defense of Victims of Terrorism (ADVT) on Wednesday, on the eve of the anniversary of the tragedy, wrote a letter to William Rogers, former commander of the Vincennes: "Despite the show of honorary medal given to you by unwise American officials, you will survive as examples of vileness and as a symbol of evil, moral decay, and destruction in the history of human society. 

ADVT stressed in the letter "Conscience is the only internal judge who blames criminals after a crime, and there is no escape from this court until the moment of death, and the suicide of thousands of American troops returning from the West Asian is a sign of that,"


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