US Warns Airlines Of Potential Risks Of Flying Over Persian Gulf

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US Warns Airlines Of Potential Risks Of Flying Over Persian Gulf
The FAA says flights over the Persian Gulf or Gulf of Oman run the risk of "miscalculation or misidentification" by Iran's military.
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U.S. diplomats are warning that commercial passenger planes could be targeted by Iran's military during flights over the Persian Gulf due to "miscalculation or misidentification."

The warning came from U.S. diplomats via the FAA on Saturday. Officials said flights over the Persian Gulf or Gulf of Oman could also see "inadvertent" GPS or communication issues and that pilots should review current security information. 

The announcement highlights an uneasy situation in an important region for international air travel. 

Both Iran's prime minister and President Donald Trump have said they don't want to go to war. But the U.S. recently moved bombers and warships into the region, citing a possible threat on American interests. It's also evacuated all nonessential diplomatic personnel from Iraq.

The notice specifically warns of "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region."