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Iran Air Flight 655 Tragedy

The United States certainly isn’t free of blame in the strained relations between Iran and the US. An incident in 1988 is a good example of that. On July 3, 1988 the USS Vincennes shot down Iranian Airbus A300B2, a commercial plane holding nearly 300 civilians. The passengers on that plane came from six countries and included 66 children. Every person on that flight was killed by the guided missile that took it down.
The United States said it was a warplane, that it was flying outside the civilian corridor, and that it had not responded to radio calls. All of that was later proved to be false, making the US look particularly awful. The Iranian government believes it was an intentional attack and the US argued it was a case of mistaken ID. Either way it’s a serious black eye on the US military and government and further damaged relations with Iran.