Zarif: US always targets civilians

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to the US crime to shoot down Iranian passenger plane, and said that the US has always targeted civilians.

“July 3, 1988: the US shoots down Iranian passenger jetliner, killing all 290 on board. Perpetrator gets medal instead of punishment 2016: Following the JCPOA, licenses issued for 200 Boeing, Airbus & ATR aircraft,” Zarif wrote on his twitter account.

“2018: US cancels all licenses before delivery of single Boeing jet. Clear target: civilians,” he added.

On July 3, 1988, Iran Air Flight 655, a scheduled civilian passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai, was shot down by an SM-2MR surface-to-air missile fired from USS Vincennes, a guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy.

The incident claimed the lives of 290 people on board, including 66 kids.