A senior Iranian commander warns the United States to “act responsibility” in the region to protect the lives of American forces operating there.
The remarks by the commander of the Central Headquarters of the Khatam-al Anbiya Headquarters came on Sunday, a few days after the elite force shot down an American spy drone, which ignored the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s repeated warnings and intruded into the country’s airspace.
Major-General Gholam-Ali Rashid, who was visiting the command and control center responsible for the IRGC Aerospace Division’s radars and missile systems, urged the US administration to “avoid wrongful behavior in the region.”
He called on Washington to avoid any “misconduct” to ensure the safety of its soldiers in the region and prevent any risk to their lives.
“The US administration must act responsibly to protect the lives of American forces by avoiding misconduct in the region,” Rashid stated.
The IRGC specified the downed intruding aircraft as a sophisticated US-made Global Hawk, saying it was brought down over the southern coastal province of Hormozgan.
The Corps, however, spared a second spy plane carrying 35 passengers, which was accompanying the drone.