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U.S. Warns Airlines of Iranian Military Threats in Persian Gulf

  • U.S. aviation regulator warns of Iranian missiles and jets
  • Ships have been damaged or seized recently in the region
Iranian Petrochemicals Production at Pars Special Economic Energy Zone
Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

The U.S. government is warning airlines to exercise caution while flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, a region that has seen growing tension between Iran and other nations.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday released new guidance to U.S. airlines and other commercial-flight operators, saying “there is an increasing inadvertent risk” to flights in that area.