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‘Illegal interference’ in downing of Ukraine plane in Iran: Ukraine deputy FM

Al-Arabia – In deciphering black boxes from the downed Ukraine plane in Iran, “illegal interference” with the plane has been confirmed, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister wrote on Twitter on Friday. The Canadian Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday an international team examining the black boxes from the jet had completed a preliminary analysis of the data in France. The black …

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Iranian Lawmaker Says Blast At Nuclear Site Caused By ‘Security Breach’

RFL/RE – A member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s parliament says a blast at the Natanz nuclear complex was caused by a “security breach.” Speaking on July 22, lawmaker Javad Karimi Qodusi ruled out “a strike on the complex by an external object” as the cause of the July 3 blast, appearing to deny that …

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International Team Completes Analysis of Ukrainian Jet Shot Down by Iran

VOA – An international team has completed a preliminary investigative analysis of the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger jetliner accidentally shot down by Iran in January, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. “The work in Paris is finished, but the investigation is far from over. There are still many key questions that need to be answered,” board chair Katy …

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New Zealand Grants Refugee Status to Kurdish-Iranian Writer

VOA – New Zealand has granted refugee status to a Kurdish-Iranian writer who was held for about six years in an Australian-run offshore detention camp, authorities said Friday. Behrouz Boochani arrived in New Zealand about eight months ago for a literary festival as a guest speaker and stayed on after his visitor visa expired. “So, I’m very happy,” he said. …

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Iran accuses US fighter aircraft of harassing Iranian airliner over eastern Syria

Al-Monitor – Two US fighter aircraft made an “aggressive” close pass on an Iranian passenger flight over Syria today, Iran’s state media reported. The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting originally said Mahan Air flight 1152 was harassed by Israeli aircraft as the flight was en route to Beirut, Lebanon. The broadcaster later quoted the Mahan Air pilot as saying the two …

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