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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers Friday prayers sermon, in Tehran, Iran January 17, 2020.

Iran’s supreme leader called Trump a ‘clown’ as he delivered Friday prayers for the first time in 8 years amid growing unrest over t...

Khamenei was notably quiet on the Ukrainian Flight 752 crash, however, only briefly mentioning it as a "bitter accident."

Iran recently admitted it shot down the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Tehran. Here are 5 other times geopolitical tension turned deadly in the sk...

History shows that aircraft shootdowns are often results of geopolitical conflict, with hundreds of deaths contributed to the action during periods of tension.
An image of a fake photo of Democratic leaders that President Donald Trump retweeted.

Trump says he stands with Iranians amid anti-government protests. But he’s barred them from US travel, threatened to bomb their cultural sites, ...

As President Donald Trump offers rhetorical support for Iranians, his administration continues to bar them from traveling to the US.
An Iranian man holds-up a placard at a demonstration in Tehran on January 11 2020 for the victims of the Flight 752 crash.

Iranian protesters angry over the downing of Ukrainian Flight 752 claim they were met with bullets and tear gas, as police deny shooting demonstrators...

Protesters took aim at Iran's leadership over the weekend after Iran admitted to shooting down a commercial plane, killing 176, after days of denial.
Debris of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 near the airport in Tehran on Wednesday.

Video appears to show the moment a missile hit the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran

The video, which began circulating in messaging apps and on social media, showed the plane continuing to fly — on fire — following a strike.

Airlines are avoiding airspace near Iran and Iraq after a passenger plane was reportedly shot down

After Iran fired missiles into Iraq, and later reportedly shot down a Ukrainian plane by mistake, airlines are avoiding the region's airspace.
The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 involved in the accident shortly after takeoff from Tehran.

The history of Ukraine International Airlines, the 28-year-old carrier that just had its first deadly crash in the Iran disaster that killed 176 peopl...

Ukraine International Airlines suffered its first fatal loss on Wednesday. The Ukrainian flag carrier has never had a crash in its 28-year history.
Rescue workers search the scene where the Ukrainian plane crashed on January 8 2020.

Ukraine is investigating if the plane that crashed in Iran killing 176 people was brought down by a missile or terrorist attack

Iran has dismissed the idea of a terror attack or missile saying the Ukraine International Airlines plane appeared to have an unnamed technical issue.
Debris of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 near Tehran airport on January 8 2020.

Ukrainian Flight 752 was on fire and seemed to be turning back before it crashed in Iran and killed 176 people, the first report into the disaster sai...

Iran's first report into the Ukraine International Airlines crash said the jet encountered unnamed technical problems, though speculation remains.
Workers inspect the debris from the Ukraine International Airlines plane, that crashed after take-off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport, on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran January 8, 2020

Speculation is mounting over whether the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran was shot down as the investigation runs into political roadblocks

The fraught relations between the US and Iran could make investigating the crash difficult, as speculation on the cause continues.