The United States must offer apology to the Islamic Republic of Iran over the intrusion of the Iranian airspace by one of its spy drone (landed by IRI experts last week) instead of asking for the return of the landed drone, Spokesman of the IRI Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday.
The spokesman also called the US request a “forward escape tactic”.
It seems that US President Barack Obama has forgotten that the United States has violated Iran's airspace and engaged in an intrusive spying operation as well as interfering in the nation's internal affairs, which are all in violation of international law, Mr. Mehmanparast told reporters at his weekly press conference.
The US needs to understand that what it has done in violating the Iranian airspace is a sort of measure that can threaten global peace and security, he added.
In an apparent forward escape tactic, Obama has pleaded for the return of the spy drone rather than making an official apology and admitting to the intrusive violation of Iran's sovereignty, the Iranian spokesperson pointed out.
Mr. Mehmanparast emphasized that the US must accept responsibility for intruding into Iran's airspace and the ensuing consequences of such abusive conduct. [...]
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
"US must apologize instead of requesting" (IRIB-Iran)
No, don't say the word "apologize"! Don't give Obama any bright ideas . . .