Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Iran Threatened to Shoot Down U.S. Surveillance Planes

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2 comments:

  1. This is a good article clearly illustrating that despite the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement, aggression is still being displayed and tensions between US and Iran are at an all time high. In fact, dangerous exchanges at sea between Iran and the US Navy have doubled in the first half of 2016 compared to the same time last year. According to international maritime law, like all nations, Iran’s territorial waters, extend 12 miles into the sea. The U.S. claims it was 13 miles from Iran’s coast and that they were testing Iran’s reaction. Perhaps both parties' actions can be characterized as ”unprofessional”. Ally M.

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  2. This appears to be a reoccurring issue not just between the US and the middle east, but all around that region. A few months ago some of you may recall the Russian fighter jet being shot down in Turkey.
    Perhaps a more suitable solution to this issue is to better coordination between countries. The article states that the flight was a routine surveillance operation, which would suggest that the planes have taken this same path before. Therefore there should have been no surprise to the Iranians that those planes were there.
    This particular issue seams to be a lack of communication within the Iranian air force, since the the person in charge was not informed of the issue.
    It is important that these event do not escalate since they can lead to larger conflict. SO there should be better communication between countries in effort to avoid such escalation.

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