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U.S., other governments say Iran likely downed civilian jet

Clip: 01/09/2020 | 8m 18s Video has closed captioning.

According to the U.S. government, evidence is mounting that an Iranian missile was responsible for the crash of a passenger plane near Tehran Wednesday. Iran denies the charge, but the U.S. says radar, satellite and photos indicate it is "highly likely" -- raising the question of why civilian aircraft were flying amid a conflict. Nick Schifrin reports and joins Judy Woodruff and Miles O’Brien.

Aired: 01/09/20

Rating: NR

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