DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – U.S. diplomats are warning that business airliners flying over the broader 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 dangers the present tensions pose to a area essential to world air journey.
It additionally served as a grim reminder that 30 years in the past, 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 Home ordered warships and bombers to the area to counter an alleged, unexplained menace from Iran. President Donald Trump since has sought to melt his tone.