DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
U.S. diplomats are warning that business airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf confronted a danger of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
The warning relayed Saturday by U.S. diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region crucial to international air journey.
It additionally served as a grim reminder that 30 years ago, the U.S. mistook an Iranian passenger jet for a warplane after their final naval battle with Tehran, killing all 290 individuals aboard.
Considerations a few potential battle have flared because the White House ordered warships and bombers to the region to counter an alleged, unexplained menace from Iran. President Donald Trump since has sought to melt his tone.