Iran: Tehran reacts with anger after US mid-air ‘inspection’

Issue 1108 - 30 Jul 2020

An incident on 23 July in Syrian airspace involving a Mahan Air plane travelling from Tehran to Beirut and US military aircraft has become the latest bone of contention between Iran and the United States. Iran claimed that 12 passengers and crew had to be treated in a Beirut hospital due to injuries sustained when the plane was forced to make sudden movements to avoid the US jets.

Want to read more?

Small article


(Access to one 100-400 word article)

Subscribe to Gulf States Newsletter

View subscription options

Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles and set up news alerts.


Contact us

Jon Marks
Editorial director

Dominic Dudley

Harry Randle Marsh
Subscriptions and sales

Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667