Category Archives: Iran

Fake: Ukrainian Plane Shot Down in Iran Because Iranian Nuclear Physicists Were on Board

Russian media have come up with many versions as to why a Ukrainian passenger jet was brought down by missiles in Iran earlier this month. Aside from blaming the United States directly for the crash, other versions include American spies and American drones, secret use of electronic jamming in order to set up Iran, and even arms smuggling through Ukraine.

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Iran asks U.S., France for equipment to download downed plane's black boxes

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has requested equipment it says it needs from U.S. and French authorities to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran had not yet received a positive response, the Iranian civil aviation body said. Canada, Ukraine and other nations who had citizens on the flight in which all 176 people aboard

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German Foreign Minister criticizes US pressure on Iran: Threats will not lead to anything

Change of regime will not improve the situation in Iran German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas negatively perceives the US approach to Iran, believing that the policy of threats will not bring the desired result. The head of German diplomacy expressed his opinion on the “Iranian issue” in an interview with Bild am Sonntag, published on Sunday, January 19, Deutsche welle

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Iran says it's made no decision on sending flight black boxes to Ukraine in apparent U-turn on plans

Stephanie Cockroft Iran has said it has made no decision on whether to send black boxes from the downed jetliner to Ukraine in an apparent U-turn over plans.  Hassan ​Rezaeifar, the Iranian official leading the investigation, made the comments a day after saying they would be sent to Kyiv for analysis. He was quoted by state-run Irna news agency as saying:

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Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad. Iran’s Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts from France, Canada and the

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Lavrov: There were F-35s in the air in the Iranian border when Iran downed airliner

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Iran’s accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner on January 8 occurred at a time when Tehran was spooked by reports of advanced U.S. stealth fighters in the area. “There were at least six (U.S.) F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area (at the time). This information has

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Iran chooses Chinese J-10C over Russian MiG-35 fighters

Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:00:00 PM Contrary to reports from numerous sources in Russia’s Defense Ministry that Iran was seriously interested in Russian MiG-35 fighters, the Islamic republic’s government plans to use $1.5 of the $3 billion allocated by Qatar to purchase 36 Chinese Chengdu J-10C fighters, which are reportedly cheaper and more promising. “The Emir (head of state) of

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Iran lied about shooting down PS752 to defend national security, general says

He appears to have meant that Iranian missile defense would have been compromised by a lack of confidence in itself after making such a catastrophic error, rather than any technical fault to stop their equipment working. An Iranian general defended his government’s decision to lie for days about whether it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing 176 people. General

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Who Targeted Ukraine Airlines Flight 752? Iran Shot It Down But There May Be More to the Story

The claim that Major General Qassem Soleimani was a “terrorist” on a mission to carry out an “imminent” attack that would kill hundreds of Americans turned out to be a lie, so why should one believe anything else relating to recent developments in Iran and Iraq? To be sure, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 departing from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International

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Iran Military Suggests US Disruption Of Radar Caused Downing Of Airliner As New Video Emerges

A top official of Iran’s armed forces has said the Ukrainian plane may have been targeted by the Revolutionary Guard as a result of “disruption of Iran’s radar network by Americans” while the emergence of new footage showing two missiles being fired at the plane challenges all the explanations offered by the military officials so far. Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi,

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Trump administration shares no blame for downing of Flight PS752, says top Republican

‘There’s no doubt where the blame lies’ – House minority leader Kevin McCarthy The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives sidestepped questions today about whether the Trump administration should have warned Canada of its plan to kill a top Iranian general — while insisting the U.S. shares no blame for the deaths of 176 people aboard Ukraine International Airlines

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Kremlin propaganda: America to blame for downing of Ukrainian airliner

The Kremlin’s spin doctors are remarkably consistent. They have twisted the story of Iran shooting down a Ukrainian airliner into the usual anti-American propaganda narrative, blaming the U.S. for everything. On Jan. 8, Iranian missiles struck a Ukraine International Airlines plane 20 kilometers north of Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. On Jan. 11, three days after denying responsibility,

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Think tank points to Tor launcher's failure to identify PS752 as civilian aircraft

The investigation is yet to establish the exact mode of the Russian-made missile launcher’s operation at the time of the strike. The deadly missile launch targeting a civilian aircraft bound to Kyiv suggests either a deliberate act by the operator or flawed Russian software, a think tank reported. The Iranian Aerospace Forces claim that “during the flight, the aircraft appeared

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Russia Advises Aeroflot to Avoid Tehran at Night After Ukraine Airliner Crash

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has advised the country’s national carrier Aeroflot to avoid airspace over Tehran at night after Iran’s downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, the RBC news website reported Monday. Tehran has acknowledged shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner by mistake on Jan. 8, killing all 176 people aboard. Russia’s civil aviation authority told its air carriers to avoid airspace

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Iranian intelligence threatens relatives not to give bodies of plane crash victims, – media

Relatives of the victims are banned from talking with foreign Persian media Iranian intelligence agencies threaten relatives of deceased not to give them bodies of those killed in the crash of the Ukrainian plane in Tehran. This was reported by Iran International English on Twitter.   They made such threats in case families communicate with Persian foreign media.  “According to

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