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AYATOLLAH: UK Ambassador Should Be ‘Chopped Into Pieces’ for Attending Ukraine Jet Memorial

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.15.20

Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda launched a bizarre, anti-Western tirade this week; saying the UK Ambassador to Iran should be “chopped into pieces” and that “hundreds of thousands” of American soldiers were killed in airstrikes earlier this month.

“Trump has become the target of our fighters’ fast missiles. In his military base, hundreds of thousands of his soldiers were turned into dust and ashes. According to the reports, he still denies it,” claimed the Ayatollah.

“Some people say that the Ambassador of England should be deported. Deporting the Ambassador of England would be the most polite thing to do. No way! The Ambassador of England should be chopped into pieces,” he added.

Read the full report at Reuters.

DEVELOPING NOW: Ukraine-Bound Passenger Jet Crashes in Iran Killing 176

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.08.20

A Boeing 737 jetliner traveling to Kiev, Ukraine crashed in Iran Wednesday; killing all 167 passengers and nine crew members on board.

“The plane crashed shortly after 6 a.m. local time, minutes into the flight. Press photos showed emergency workers combing through a wide field of wreckage outside of Tehran,” reports CNBC.

“The cause of the crash was not immediately known, and such determinations take months, but Iran’s Fars news agency reported that the jet crashed due to technical problems, without providing more detail. The Ukrainian embassy in Iran said engine failure had caused the crash, citing preliminary information. However, it later removed that statement and said ‘any statements regarding the causes of the accident prior to the decision of the commission are not official,’” adds the website.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: CNBC

REPORT: Pentagon Officials Believe Ukraine Passenger Jet Shot Down by Mistake by Iranian Missile  

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.09.20

Officials at the Pentagon believe a Ukrainian commercial jet may have been accidentally destroyed by Iranian Surface-to-Air missiles this week; downing the aircraft shortly after take-off from Tehran’s International Airport.

“The Ukrainian plane that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran’s international airport was shot down by mistake by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile,” Pentagon officials told Fox News.

“Ukraine earlier said it was examining whether a missile strike brought down the aircraft – but Iran ruled this out,” reports the BBC. “The crash came just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two airbases housing US forces in Iraq.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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