Stand-in US envoy rallies UN support against Tehran

World | 25 Jun 2019 1:17 pm

The acting U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is urging the world to join the United States in saying Iran's attacks on tankers in the Persian Gulf and its downing of a U.S. drone in international airspace are "unacceptable.'' 
Jonathan Cohen says U.S. policy remains "an economic and diplomatic effort to bring Iran back to the negotiating table.'' 
He spoke to reporters Monday after closed consultations with the U.N. Security Council. Cohen says the U.S. called the meeting to share information on the May 12 and June 13 tanker attacks and last week's drone attack. 
He says Iran's argument that the U.S. drone was in its "flight information region'' was "false'' because "a country's flight information region is not the same as their airspace.'' -AP


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