Aug 01, 2020 01:55 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 01, 2020 05:39 Asia/Tehran]
  • Russian fighter jet intercepts US spy plane

Russia's Defense Ministry announced on Friday that a Russian fighter jet had intercepted a US spy plane on its border.

Iran Press/Europe: According to Russia's Tass news agency, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that a Russian Sukhoi 27 fighter jet had intercepted a US spy plane over the Black Sea and forced it to change direction.

This is the second time in a week that Russian fighter jets have intercepted US aircraft in the Black Sea basin.

The Pentagon recently announced that the new US National Defense Strategy, a road-map for the Department of Defense, will pave the way for a new long-term strategic competition with China and Russia.

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