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U.S. fighter jets near the Iranian airliner, state media say

Two U.S. fighter planes approached an Iranian airliner on Thursday, forcing its pilots to quickly change altitude and injure passengers, Iranian state media reported. In the meantime, a spokesman for the US Central Command said in a statement that a fighter jet had “visually inspected” the airliner at “a safe distance”. It wasn’t immediately clear why government media reported that …

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The United States confirms that the fighter jet flew near the Iranian passenger plane for inspection

A U.S. F-15 conducted a “standard visual inspection” of the privately owned Iranian aircraft approximately 1,000 meters away, a spokesman for Central Command, the U.S. military command responsible for the Middle East, said a statement. The US statement came after Iranian state media reported to Press TV that fighter jets had carried out “dangerous” maneuvers near an Iranian airliner. Several …

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Iranian passenger plane forced to change course as U.S. fighter planes approached – Report Iran

Two U.S. fighter planes approached an Iranian passenger plane above Syrian airspace, causing the pilot to quickly change altitude to avoid collisions and injure multiple passengers, the official Iranian news agency IRIB reported. The agency initially said a single Israeli jet came close to the plane, but later quoted the pilot as saying there were two jets that identified themselves …

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Israeli fighter planes challenge Iranian passenger plane – Iranian media

Israeli fighter jets have come dangerously close to an Iranian passenger plane in Syrian airspace, reports the Iranian news agency Irib. The Mahan Air plane pilot is said to have to quickly change altitude, causing injuries to multiple passengers. The video posted by Irib shows a jet out of the plane’s window and a passenger with blood on his face. …

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US killing of Iranian general Soleimani “was illegal,” says UN expert: NPR

The United States killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a targeted drone attack in Baghdad. A UN investigator says the action violated Iraq’s sovereignty. Here, demonstrators in Tehran, Iran, hold up a picture of Soleimani during a demonstration on January 3. Ali Mohammadi / Bloomberg via Getty Images Hide label Switch label Ali Mohammadi / Bloomberg via Getty Images …

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Signs increasingly indicate sabotage in the event of a fiery explosion in the Iranian nuclear complex

A spokesman for the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that the country’s security authorities knew the cause of the explosion, but would not provide details and “security considerations” for the time being. Other Iranian officials have publicly suggested that the US or Israeli activists are to blame, although neither country has acknowledged involvement in the incident. A Middle East …

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An important Iranian nuclear facility was apparently sabotaged

An important Iranian nuclear facility was damaged on Thursday in a fire that appeared to be due to sabotage. A previously unknown group called Homeland Cheetahs, apparently a dissident group, took responsibility for the incident. The incident occurred in Iran’s largest uranium enrichment facility amid historical tensions between Washington and Tehran over the Iranian nuclear program. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more …

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Weapons seized by the United States, missiles used to attack Saudi Arabia of “Iranian origin”: U.N.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cruise missiles used in several attacks on oil facilities and an international airport in Saudi Arabia last year were “Iranian in origin”, Secretary General of the United States Antonio Guterres told the Security Council in a report Reuters had seen on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend a Human Rights Council meeting …

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