Iran: Turkey Made Big Mistake US Made Bigger Mistake Backing It

aliiiIran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says Turkey made a “big mistake” shooting down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border.

Larijani made the comments during a meeting with Luxembourger Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn in Tehran on Wednesday.

He also criticized the stance taken by US President Barack Obama and his administration, saying, “Obama’s support of this action is an even bigger mistake that further intensifies the conflicts in the region.”
On Tuesday, Obama expressed his country’s support for Turkey after it shot down a Russian Su-24M aircraft with two pilots aboard, claiming that the fighter jet had violated the Turkish airspace. “Turkey, like every country, has a right to defend its territory and its airspace,” Obama said.