The US has promised “appropriate action” in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was responsible for downing a Ukrainian airliner that crashed outside Tehran.
The Trump administration has announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week’s missile strikes by the Islamic Republic on US bases in Iraq.
The Western allegation that Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner and killed 176 people offers a grim echo for the Islamic Republic of an incident involving American forces more than 30 years ago.
Iran has denied Western allegations that one of its own missiles downed a Ukrainian airliner that crashed outside Tehran, killing all 176 people on board.
Iran crisis: Donald Trump trying to be a ‘tough guy’ ahead of US elections, claims St Andrews University expert
The decision of US President Donald Trump to authorise the assassination of Iranian Major General Soleimani in Baghdad last week was likely motivated by a determination to “unravel” former US President Barack Obama’s legacy and to appear like a “tough guy” ahead of this year’s American presidential elections, a Fife-based expert has claimed.
The US and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war as President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond militarily after no-one was harmed in Iran’s missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing US troops.
Iran has struck back at the United States for killing its most powerful military commander, firing a barrage of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house American troops.
Iran’s missile attack on two American bases in Iraq in response to the US strike that killed its top general is the culmination of nearly two years of steadily rising tensions since President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Boris Johnson will face questions from MPs on the deepening crisis in the Persian Gulf as he takes his first Prime Minister’s Questions since the General Election.
The Government is putting in place “urgent measures” to protect British nationals and interests amid rising tensions in the Gulf, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said.