Asian Insider Ep 18: Will US-Iran tension escalate to war?

Flowers, symbolic airplane image and portrait of the top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, head of the IRGC's Quds force, who was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad are seen in front of the Iranian embassy in a tribute to the airplane crash victim
Flowers, symbolic airplane image and portrait of the top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, head of the IRGC's Quds force, who was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad are seen in front of the Iranian embassy in a tribute to the airplane crash victims in Kiev, Ukraine, 08 January 2020. According to media reports on 08 January 2020, a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane crashed soon after takeoff near Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran, Iran. Over 170 people were thought to be on the plane, and reports state that all passengers and crew were killed in the crash.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

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21:49 mins

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