After Iran shot down U.S drone and says it is ready for war, the lawmakers, who were briefed on the attack at the White House, issued this statement: “Iran directly attacked a United States asset over international waters. This provocation comes a week after they directly attacked and destroyed two commercial tankers in international waters. There must be a measured response to these actions. President Trump and his national security team remain clear-eyed on the situation and what must be done in response to increased Iranian aggression. In Congress we stand ready to support our men and women in uniform, our country, and our allies in the region.”
According to Iran, the US drone they shot down was a blatant violation of international law and it is calling on the international community to demand the US end its continued unlawful and destabilizing measure in the already volatile region of the Persian Gulf. According to Iran’s ambassador to the UN, “While the Islamic Republic of Iran does not seek war, it reserves its inherent right, under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, to take all appropriate necessary measures against any hostile act violating its territory, and is determined to vigorously defend its land, sea and air.”
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