US, Canadian and UK officials claim that a Ukrainian Boeing 737 commercial aircraft that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran was mistakenly downed by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile system fired by Iran. However, there is still an investigation pending and Iran has responded by calling the theory a “big lie.”
Last Friday, Iran’s National Oil Company reported that explosions ignited a fire on one of its tankers off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Following the news of the attack against Iran, the US announced that it will send 3,000 ground troops and two squadrons of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia to “confront” Iran.
A poll from Hill-HarrisX revealed that Americans from all parties are against going to war with Iran: 58% of voters polled preferred a non-military response to Iran’s shooting down of a US spy drone, 49% said they wanted a negotiated end to the recent hostilities while 9% said that Trump should make no action.