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Britain advises its citizens not to travel to Iran

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rapp recommended his countrymen not to travel to Iran on the grounds of allegations that a Ukrainian plane struck in Tehran had been shot down by a missile.

This came in a statement issued by Rap, Friday.

It recommended that nationals not to travel to Britain and not to use flights to or from Iran.

He attributed this to the escalation of tension in the region and to information indicating that the Ukrainian plane crashed with an Iranian missile.

He added: “There is an urgent need for an urgent, complete and transparent investigation to determine the cause of the crash.”

On Wednesday, a Ukrainian “Boeing 737” airliner crashed, killing 176 people, including 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians.

On Thursday, Ukrainian officials put forward 3 hypotheses explaining the reasons for the crash of the plane, which was traveling from Tehran to Kiev.

The Ukrainian National Defense and Security Council, in a statement, said that the plane may have “been subjected to terrorist action, or been hit by a surface-to-air missile.”

He added that the third reason that might explain the crash was “the engine was exposed to an explosion due to technical problems.”

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