Tag: iran
World 11.01.20 | 19:13

Ukraine plane shot down because of human error, Iran says

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard acknowledged on Saturday it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet this week, killing all 176 aboard. The head of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division said his unit accepts “full responsibility.” General Amir...

World 09.01.20 | 23:36

Trudeau: Evidence shows Iranian missile downed Ukraine plane

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday evidence indicates an Iranian missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday and that the strike “may have been unintentional,” AP reports. Trudeau says Canadian and allied intelligence supports that conclusion. He declined to get into the specific...

World 09.01.20 | 12:26

Iran tells UN it ‘does not seek escalation or war’

Iran tells the United Nations it “does not seek escalation or war” following Iranian missile strikes on US forces in Iraq. The operation was precise and targeted military objectives thus leaving no collateral damage to civilians and civilian assets in the area, Iran’s UN Ambassador Majid Takht...

World 08.01.20 | 18:23

Ukrainian Boeing plane crashes in Iran shortly after takeoff, killing 176 on board

Investigators were scrambling Wednesday to determine the cause of a crash that killed all 176 people on board a plane that came down shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s international airport, CNN reported. The Boeing 737 jet, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, took off early on Wednesday...

Macedonia 08.01.20 | 17:08

Macedonian government condemns Iran’s missile attacks on US military bases in Iraq

The Macedonian government has condemned Iran’s missile attacks on US and coalition military bases in Iraq, coming as Iran’s response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani. We believe that such unacceptable actions further heighten tensions and increase the risk of widespread military...

World 08.01.20 | 10:04

Iran threatens to hit Israel and Dubai if the US retaliates over missile attack

Iran has threatened to bomb Israel and Dubai if the United States retaliates for its ballistic missile strike at two Iraqi bases housing US troops. Tehran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing American troops in a revenge attack for the US drone strike that killed top...

World 07.01.20 | 12:35

At least 30 killed in stampede at Soleimani burial procession in Iran

At least 30 people have been killed in a stampede at the burial procession for Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian general killed by a US airstrike in Baghdad last week, Iranian authorities said. The number of victims was likely to increase, the authorities said on state television on Tuesday. The panic...

World 03.01.20 | 11:09

US prepares for confrontation with Iran after it killed its top General Soleimani

US President Donald Trump tweeted out an American flag, as news poured in that the US has killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Qasem Soleimani in an air attack in Baghdad. The move put the two countries on the brink of war, as General Soleimani was seen as the second most powerful person in Iran....

World 15.05.19 | 11:14

US orders non-essential personnel from Iraq to leave the country as tensions rise with Iran

Tje State Department ordered all non-essential American diplomatic personnel in Iraq to leave the country immediately. The order comes as the US sent aircraft carriers toward Iran and have escalated rhetoric between the two countries. This, coupled with a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Europe...