(TEHRAN, IRAN) – Shortly after missiles flew around the Middle East, smashing into US bases in Iraq, a passenger plane has crashed near Tehran.
The Ukrainian Boeing 737 carrying around 180 passengers went down near Tehran Imam Khomeini Internation Airport.
State TV in Iran reports that the plane suffered “technical problems” shortly after takeoff, resulting in the crash only minutes into its flight. Casualties are expected.
Shortly before the crash happened, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was accused of making threats towards the United States of America regarding passenger planes being shot down. Similar to when the US Navy “accidentally” shot down an Iranian passenger jet in the Persian Gulf in July 1998 which killed 290 people.
President Donald J. Trump is expected to make a statement to the world in the morning hours of Wednesday January 8th, 2020.
The world is on edge watching the tensions and events unfolding in the Middle East.