This is an example of how Iran regime runs its disinformation campaign and abuses Western democracy in order to interfere and manipulate public opinion to shape their views to secure their own interests and spread Fake News.
Recent developments in Iran demonstrate that Iran is not safe as a travel destination. The recent downing of a commercial airliner, the regime’s deadly crackdown on the nationwide Iran protests and its continuous policy of taking dual national or western citizens as hostages to pursue its blackmailing campaign once again affirms this argument.
The Iranian regime acknowledged on Tuesday that its forces had fired two surface-to-air missiles at a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed this month near Tehran, confirming for the first time that more than one missile was launched at the jet.
It also appeared to walk back a promise to send the jet’s data recorders abroad for analysis, asking the United States and France to send the necessary equipment to Iran instead.
On January 14, 2020, three U.S senators, Mike Braun, Ted Cruz, and Tom Cotton called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a lobby group of the Iranian regime.
“With utmost sorrow, I was informed a few hours ago, of the investigation results on the Ukrainian airliner accident. In an atmosphere of terror and threats created by the US aggression against the Iranian people after the martyrdom of General Soleimani and in order to defend against possible US Army attacks, the Islamic Republic Armed Forces were in a state of full alert, unfortunately, a human error in the shape of a wrong shot led to a great human disaster and tens of innocent people fell victim,” read an official statement by Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, on Saturday, January 11.