The US Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday banned US commercial airlines from flying into Iran’s airspace for possible risks arising from political tensions and military activities.
“All flight operations over the waters of the Tehran flight information region over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman are prohibited until further notice,” the FAA announced in a notice.
The FAA justified the ban on “acute military activities and increased political tensions in the region, which present an inadvertent risk to US civil aviation operations due to errors of calculation or identification.”
Tehran says the drone He was killed by an air-to-air missile when he entered his airspace in the early hours of Thursday carrying out surveillance tasks, but the Pentagon defends that the apparatus was in reconnaissance tasks over international waters.
Donald Trump decided to withdraw his country from the nuclear agreement with Iran and the European powers.
A decision that accompanied the resumption of sanctions against the Islamic Republic lifted under the pact and reinforced in May with the end of the exemptions to other countries for the purchase of Iranian crude.
After learning about the demolition of the drone, Trump turned to his Twitter account to post a threatening message: “Iran has made a big mistake!”.
However, hours later, the president downplayed the event and said that it was possibly an accident.
“I find it hard to believe that it was intentional. I think it was someone reckless and stupid who did it,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.