May 18, 2019 - World

FAA warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf

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President Donald Trump with military leaders including acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan (L). Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Though President Trump has told officials he doesn't want to go to war with Iran, tensions continue to rise between the two countries as U.S. sanction campaign are likely to devastate the Iranian economy.

Driving the news: U.S. diplomats warned commercial airliners on Saturday that they may be at risk of being “misidentified” when flying over the Persian Gulf, the AP reports. The warning, which stemmed from the Federal Aviation Administration, also stated that there could be interference in aircrafts' navigation instruments and communications “with little to no warning.” Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all told the AP they were aware of the warning and operations would not be affected.

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