Commercial planes flying across the Persian Gulf could be "misidentified" and targeted for assault as the escalation between the US and Iran increases, American diplomats said in a warning on Saturday.
The warning was relayed by US Federal diplomats The Aviation Administration emphasized that the current tensions, with Iran-backed militias reportedly bringing rockets closer to US bases in Iraq, pose a risk to global air traffic.
All airliners that fly over the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf Englisch: www.socialistgroup.eu/gpes/newsdeta…ome&site=msc The warning states that the danger is "an increasing accidental risk for US ̵
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The news comes amid growing tensions between the two countries , The Trump administration has recently sent warships and bombers into the region to counter the alleged threat posed by Iran, which forced the US earlier this week to bring all non-essential US officials from Iraq.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Iraqi Top War that Iranian-backed militias have moved their missiles closer to bases where Americans are housed.
Iranian Colonel-General Qassem Soleimani, a commander of the Iranian Quds Force for Extraterritorial Military Operations, met with the militias in recent weeks and invited them to prepare for the proxy war, "the Guardian reported.
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The US accuses the US of four oil tankers off the coast of the United States The Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for a drone strike on an important Saudi oil pipeline, prompting the Saudis to call on the US to strike against the Iranian regime.
Other countries soon followed the US threat assessment, and the UK raised threat levels for its Iraqi troops Thursday. Both Germany and the Netherlands set up a training mission in Iraq. However, President Trump seemed to downplay the escalation on Tuesday and denied reports that his government was sending more than 100,000 troops to the region as tensions in Iraq increased.
"If we did that, we would send a hell of a lot more troops," he said.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif considered Thursday's new sanctions by the Trump government "unacceptable," but noted that the country is committed to the nuclear deal.
"We believe that an escalation by the United States is unacceptable and inappropriate." , We practiced maximum restraint, "he said during a visit to Japan.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.