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Iranian minister says Ukrainian plane crash caused by 'technical failure'

Iran's Minister of Road and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami rejected the speculation that the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane was caused by Iran's missiles, Press TV reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/10 5:44:01

Canadian, Iranian FMs speak over phone following Ukrainian plane crash

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne had a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif Wednesday night, the Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry said Thursday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/10 4:50:56

Ukraine plane turned back before crash; missile, technical malfunction among leads

Iranian authorities have said a Ukrainian airliner, which crashed outside Tehran with the loss of all 176 people on board, had turned back after suffering a problem, as Ukrainian experts joined the investigation on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/9 22:23:42

Iran releases report on crashed Ukrainian passenger plane

Iran on Thursday released a preliminary report about the Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane which crashed in capital Tehran's Parand suburb on Wednesday with all people on board killed.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 19:33:09

Erdogan, Putin issue joint statement on Libya, Iran and Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday issued a joint statement on the civil war of Libya, crisis in Iran and developments in Syria after their consecutive meetings in Istanbul.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 11:49:47

Iran refuses to give black boxes to Boeing for plane crash investigation

Iran's civil aviation authority has said it will not hand over two black boxes recovered from an ill-fated Ukrainian airliner with 176 people aboard to the plane's manufacturer Boeing or the United States, but will cooperate with Ukraine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 11:37:52

Trump says no US casualties in Iran attacks, signaling de-escalation

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that no US casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against US forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 10:56:29

2 rockets land near US embassy in Iraq's capital

Two Katyusha rockets on Wednesday landed near the US embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 9:29:32

Boeing says ready to assist following Ukrainian plane crash

US airplane giant Boeing Company said Wednesday that it is ready to provide any necessary assistance after a Ukrainian airplane crashed in Iran, killing more than 170 people aboard, earlier in the day.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 9:23:09

US defense secretary says Iran launched 16 missiles from 3 locations

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Wednesday that Iran launched 16 short-range ballistic missiles from three locations within Iran in Tuesday's attack.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 8:58:55

Putin, Erdogan call for ceasefire in Libya: Russian FM

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have urged to establish a ceasefire in Libya starting midnight on Jan. 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 6:03:06

Trump's address shows US, Iran both calm: expert

US President Donald Trump said at a press conference in Washington, DC, Wednesday that "No Americans were harmed" in the missile attacks by Iran. He didn't say the US will launch military retaliation, only that it will impose "additional punishing economic sanctions" on Iran.
Source: | 2020/1/9 3:15:27

Japan's Abe to cancel trip to Middle East amid rising tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will cancel a planned trip to the Middle East initially planned from Saturday amid the escalating tensions in the region, government sources said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 1:32:59

Iran launches missiles at US airbases in Iraq in retaliation for killing of commander

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday targeted U.S. bases in Iraq including al-Asad and Harir Camp to the north of Erbil with a second wave of surface-to-surface missiles, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 14:18:05

US aviation authority issues emergency restrictions for Gulf airspace

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued emergency restrictions for the Gulf airspace, as Washington-Tehran tensions are escalating.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 13:46:50

All aboard crashed Ukrainian passenger plane dead: Iranian state TV

All aboard crashed Ukrainian passenger plane dead: Iranian state TV
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 13:32:51

No survivors after Ukrainian plane crashes near Tehran: Iran's state television

No survivors after Ukrainian plane crashes near Tehran: Iran's state television
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 13:07:23

Ukrainian passenger plane with 180 aboard crashes after take-off from Iran airport: media

Ukrainian passenger plane with 180 aboard crashes after take-off from Iran airport, media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 11:44:42