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General view of the debris of the Ukraine International Airlines, flight PS752, Boeing 737-800 plane that crashed after take-off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport, on the outskirts of Tehran.

Iran says it will examine the plane it shot down domestically — but a national air safety director admitted that the agency hasn’t been ab...

The director previously said investigators from France, Canada and the US would assist Ukraine in examining the black box.
Iranians tear up a US flag during a demonstration in Tehran on January 3, 2020 following the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Major General Qasem Soleimani.

Trump has killed the Iran nuclear deal, and nobody can revive it

This week Britain, France, and Germany activated a dispute mechanism in the 2015 deal in an attempt to re-commit it to the agreement. They will fail.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to reporters as he and his wife Melania Trump arrive for a New Year's Eve celebration with members and guests at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2016.

Trump brags his strike on Soleimani killed ‘2 for the price of 1’ while giving a behind-the-scenes account of the assassination to GOP don...

The president recalled how US military officials counted down the seconds leading up to the strike outside the Baghdad International airport.

Shifting Gears: Don’t call it a comeback (yet)

The biggest stories in transportation this week include a puzzling mistake from Delta Air Lines and the debut of Boeing's new CEO.
US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq, on January 13, 2020.

Damages and injuries from Iran’s missile attack on US troops suggest that luck played a major part in preventing war

Details are emerging about damages from Iran's missile attack. Experts said the confrontation could easily have spiraled into a disastrous war.

Pentagon leaders didn’t know US troops were injured in Iran’s missile attack until a week later, DoD says

Reports about the injuries come days after President Donald Trump insisted that "no Americans were harmed" in the attack.
France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel look at U.S. President Donald Trump during a family photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019..JPG

Trump has run out of options and is asking US allies for help with Iran, but they’ve already abandoned him

Trump has spent much of his presidency insulting NATO allies and went against the UK, France, and Germany in withdrawing the US from the nuclear deal.
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."

11 US soldiers have been evacuated from Iraq with concussion symptoms after Iran’s missile strike

After Iran fired a barrage of missiles at the Al Asad base in Iraq, the US said it suffered zero casualties. That was not the whole story.
Wreckage from Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, which was shot down by Iran on January 8, 2020.

An Iranian general said officials lied about shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet to defend national security

Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that Iran's public lies about shooting down Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 were justifiable.