Intercepting Iran's Airliner Elicits Questions By Public, Threats By Officials

Radio Farda

…Foreign Policy Analyst Jason Brodsky, who is Policy Director at the United Against Nuclear Iran, highlighted the controversy and conflicting remarks about the cause of the incident in a tweet saying that "Iran says US jet came within 100 meters of the Mahan Air flight, whereas US is saying its jets flew within roughly, 1,000 meters," adding that according to Mehr news agency, Iran is waiting for radar transmission data to come in from Syria. During the past year, Israel and the United States have accused Mahan Air of shipping weapons and fighters to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and Iran-linked groups in Syria and the region.