Russian warplane downing to cost Turkey dear: Iranian general

Top Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi warned that the Tuesday downing of the Russian fighter jet by Turkey over the Syrian airspace will have serious consequences for Ankara, Fars News reports.

“Although the recent incident and downing of a Russian Sukhoi-24 fighter jet over the Syrian airspace is a tactical event, it will have strategic consequences and Turkey will certainly be harmed since it has made a strategic mistake in this incident in addition to its five-year assistance to the hired terrorists and fomenting insecurity in Syria and Iraq,” Safavi said, addressing a gathering in the Central province of Isfahan on Wednesday.

“Certainly, Turkey should pay a very high price for these issues,” he added.

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