Source: China State Council Information Office
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the United States for its “constant hostility” against Iranian people, saying 34 years ago, it was manifested by the downing of a passenger plane, and today, through the continuation of maximum pressure policy.
The ministry made the remarks in a tweet to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the downing of an Iranian passenger aircraft by a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser in 1988 over the Gulf, which killed 290 people on board.
The U.S. “hostile approach continues to this day by maintaining the failed policy of maximum pressure,” said the ministry tweet.
On July 3, 1988, the Iran Air Flight 655 from the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas to Dubai was shot down by the USS Vincennes guided-missile cruiser, killing all 290 on board including 66 children.